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Related to meningoencephalitis: viral meningoencephalitis, herpetic meningoencephalitis

meningoencephalitis

 [mĕ-ning″go-en-sef″ah-li´tis]
inflammation of the brain and its meninges; called also encephalomeningitis.
primary amebic meningoencephalitis a rare and often fatal acute, febrile, purulent meningoencephalitis caused by usually free-living soil and water amebas of the genera Naegleria, Acanthamoeba, and Hartmannella.

me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis

(mĕ-ning'gō-en-sef-ă-lī'tis),
An inflammation of the brain and its membranes.
[meningo- + G. enkephalos, brain, + -itis, inflammation]

meningoencephalitis

/me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis/ (mĕ-ning″go-en-sef″ah-li´tis) inflammation of the brain and meninges.
toxoplasmic meningoencephalitis  meningoencephalitis occurring in toxoplasmosis, with seizures and mental confusion followed by coma; often fatal if untreated.

meningoencephalitis

(mə-nĭng′gō-ĕn-sĕf′ə-lī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the brain and meninges.

me·nin′go·en·ceph′a·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

meningoencephalitis

[-ensef′əlī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, meninx, membrane, enkephalos, brain, itis, inflammation
an inflammation of both the brain and the meninges, usually caused by a bacterial infection.

meningoencephalitis

Inflammation of the brain and meninges.

meningoencephalitis

 Neurology Inflammation of the brain and its covering. See Primary acquired meningoencephalitis, West Nile meningoencephalitis.

me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis

(mĕ-ning'gō-en-sef'ăl-ī'tis)
An inflammation of the brain and its membranes.
Synonym(s): cerebromeningitis, encephalomeningitis.
[meningo- + G. enkephalos, brain, + -itis, inflammation]

meningoencephalitis

Inflammation of the brain and the surrounding membranes (MENINGES).

me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis

(mĕ-ning'gō-en-sef'ăl-ī'tis)
Inflammation of brain and its membranes.
Synonym(s): cerebromeningitis.
[meningo- + G. enkephalos, brain, + -itis, inflammation]

meningoencephalitis

(məning´gōensef´əlī´tis),
n an inflammation of both the brain and the meninges, usually caused by a bacterial infection.

meningoencephalitis

encephalomeningitis; inflammation of the brain and its meninges. Most meningoencephalitides in animals are bacterial and combine the fever, pain and rigidity of a meningitis with the tremor, convulsions and paralysis of an encephalitis. Localizing signs such as circling, falling to one side, unilateral facial paralysis and Jacksonian type seizures are more common than in a viral encephalitis.

bovine infectious meningoencephalitis
eosinophilic meningoencephalitis
see sodium chloride poisoning (in pigs).
listerial meningoencephalitis
pasteurella meningoencephalitis
can be caused by Pasteurella multocida or Mannheimiahaemolytica in calves and in horses, mules and donkeys. Clinical signs include tremor, opisthotonos, rotation of the eyeballs, blindness, collapse and coma.
Pug meningoencephalitis
an acute or chronic neurologic disease of young or adult Pugs with predominantly cerebral signs which include depression, circling, head pressing and blindness. Cerebellar signs sometimes also occur. A viral etiology is suspected.
streptococcal meningoencephalitis
a common complication of streptococcal septicemia of newborn pigs. The cause is usually Streptococcus suis type 1. The syndrome includes stiffness, tremor, blindness, recumbency and violent, paddling convulsions.
thromboembolic meningoencephalitis
West Nile equine meningoencephalitis
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Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a usually fatal disease that affects primarily young children and adults who use warm freshwater for outdoor water activities, primarily in the months of July through September.
At the 1-year follow up of patients with WNV meningoencephalitis, 12 (25%) had died.
Patients in the Department of Pediatrics at Chong-Ho Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University (Taiwan, ROC), with eosinophilic meningitis or meningoencephalitis with clinical syndromes including severe headache, stiffness of the neck, and intermittent fever and eosinophil counts >8% of leukocytes in CSF smears were involved in this study.
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Viral, fungal, and bacterial infections (1,2) and a recent case of enteroviral meningoencephalitis (3) associated with obinutuzumab use have been described.
A post-mortem examination revealed the pair died in November 2013 from meningoencephalitis, an infection caused by parasitic worm Halicephalobus which lives in soil and is commonly found in horses.
A post-mortem examination revealed the pair died from an infection called meningoencephalitis caused by a parasitic worm known as Halicephalobus, which lives in soil and is commonly found in horses.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a severe infection of the central nervous system (CNS) caused by Naegleria fowleri, a thermophilic, free-living ameba found worldwide (Visvesvara, Moura, & Shuster, 2007).
But in a study published Monday 4 in the journal Pediatrics, researchers suggest she was a victim of viral meningoencephalitis, which inflames the brain and the membranes that protect the central nervous system.