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meningoencephalitis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the brain and meninges.

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  • n. inflammation of the brain and the meninges

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  • n. inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges

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Examples

  • In what scientists say might be the first case of its kind, a new report details the story of a 62-year-old man in New York state who died last year of meningoencephalitis, apparently after being bitten by a deer tick infected with deer tick virus.

    Deer Tick Virus Kills New York Man

  • Central to their findings was the appearance at a London auction in 1982 of Wilde's medical certificate that showed he had developed meningoencephalitis, a chronic middle-ear infection.

    The Importance Of Being Wilde

  • In rare cases, mumps meningoencephalitis could end up in permanent neurological problems such as paralysis, seizures, cranial nerve palsies and hydrocephalus.

    Mumps Spreads From Midwest To Ontario

  • The proportion of patients developing these three types of complications is about 0. 5-2% for eye disease, and less than 1% for meningoencephalitis and haemorrhagic fever syndrome.

    Chapter 2

  • Death in patients with only meningoencephalitis is uncommon.

    Chapter 2

  • This generally appears as one of several recognizable syndromes: eye disease, meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and surrounding tissue) or haemorrhagic fever.

    Chapter 2

  • - Give supportive therapy for meningoencephalitis:

    Chapter 13

  • The trials were cut short in 2002 because 6 per cent of the patients developed meningoencephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that resulted in several deaths.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Earlier in the season, according to news reports, one person in Louisianaand another in Virginia also died from the "brain-eating" malady amoebic meningoencephalitis, which causes headache, stiffness, fever and nausea before leading to almost-certain death.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Amebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri.

    FOXNews.com

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