cerebrospinal fever

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Noun1.cerebrospinal fever - meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal
meningitis - infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
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Around 10 per cent of adults carry Neisseria meningitidis the cause of meningococcal meningitis in the back of their nose and throat with no signs or symptoms.
Around 10% of adults carry Neisseria meningitidis - the cause of meningococcal meningitis - in the back of their nose and throat with no signs or symptoms.
Conclusion: Present study highlighted that apparently clear CSF samples predominantly revealed meningococcal meningitis.
Meningococcal meningitis represents a severe--potentially fatal--infection characterized by fever, headache, petechial rash, and vomiting.
The Chronicle understands that the 19-year-old girl, whose name has not been released, died after suffering from meningococcal meningitis (group W) earlier this month.
The Chronicle understands the 19-year-old girl, whose name has not been released, died after suffering from meningococcal meningitis (group W) earlier this month.
These symptoms should also alert you to the possibility of meningitis: a fever, a stiff neck, disliking bright light and, in meningococcal meningitis, the rash of flat, reddish purple spots.
Meningococcal meningitis is a serious infection accounting for deaths and disability among thousands of young people every year.
The vaccinations which are required include: Quadra-vaccination against meningococcal meningitis and seasonal Influenza vaccine.
2,3 Meningococcal meningitis is an important cause of illness globally with 1.
Meningococcal meningitis caused by serogroup B is a serious disease, but it is rare.