spinal meningitis


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spinal meningitis

n.
Inflammation of the membranes enclosing the spinal cord, especially a usually fatal form that affects infants and young children and is caused by a strain of a gram-negative bacterium (Hemophilus influenzae) formerly thought to cause influenza.
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Dee Vandenburg was bitten by a deer tick and unknowingly contracted Lyme disease, which went undiagnosed for four months and developed into spinal meningitis, (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/08/30/staten-island-ticks/) reported WCBS Wednesday.
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In the article, Seppa wrote that "suppressing immunity amid an infection is ill-advised." John Hereford took issue with that statement, drawing on his own observations as a medical laboratory technician involving cases of spinal meningitis that triggered septic shock.