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Inflammation of the brain and meninges.

me·nin′go·en·ceph′a·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Noun1.meningoencephalitis - inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges
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
cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)


n. meningoencefalitis, cerebromeningitis, infl. del encéfalo y de las meninges.
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More severe disease with meningoencephalitic involvement may result in stiff neck, alteration in consciousness, gait disturbance, and other focal neurologic deficits.
The symptoms shown in the meningoencephalitic form include fever, depression, head pressing, problems with eating and possible facial paralysis.
On MRI of immunocompromised patients, cerebral toxoplasmosis could be appeared either with multiple abscesses, solitary brain abscess or meningoencephalitic forms (6,7).