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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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Seven cases of serious inflammatory brain disorders including encephalitis and meningoencephalitis have been reported in Germany, while the other case has come from Spain.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started an urgent review of the multiple sclerosis medicine Zinbryta (daclizumab) following 7 cases of serious inflammatory brain disorders in Germany, including encephalitis and meningoencephalitis, and one case in Spain.
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Herein we present a case of a 3-year-old boy with history of repeated diarrhoea and an episode of meningoencephalitis with hemiplegia.
The mortality rate of LM-related CNS infections has been reported to be 17%-62%, and LM cerebritis and cerebral abscess have a higher mortality rate than meningitis and meningoencephalitis.
Epilepsy was diagnosed in (56%) followed by cerebral palsy (20%), post meningoencephalitis sequalae (11%), intracranial hemorrhage (7%) and leukodystrophies (3%) as underlying cause of seizures.
On histologic examination, all 3 doves had moderate to severe meningoencephalitis characterized by large numbers of plasma cells, lymphocytes, and macrophages with gliosis and astrocytosis.
The patient in South Carolina was confirmed on Tuesday to have been exposed to Naegleria fowleri (nuh-GLEER'-ee-uh FOW'-lur-ee), a one-celled organism that can cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
An increasing number of cases of meningoencephalitis related to herpesviruses has been reported in Latin America.
It discusses how the parasite causes primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, chemotherapeutic and disinfection strategies, its pathogenesis, the host-damage response, its cell biology and speciation, cellular differentiation, its growth and life cycle, its ecology, and its relationship to other microbial organisms like viruses and bacteria.