bacterial encephalitis


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bac·te·ri·al en·ceph·a·li·tis

encephalitis of bacterial etiology.

bacterial encephalitis

Inflammation of the brain caused by bacteria.

bac·te·ri·al en·ceph·a·li·tis

(bak-tērē-ăl en-sefă-lītis)
Encephalitis caused by bacterial activity.
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In the California Encephalitis Project, Hispanic Americans accounted for approximately 25% of all cases of encephalitis, 26% of serum samples examined for Balamuthia antibody, and 21% of cases of viral and bacterial encephalitis, but all BAE patients (n = 3) were in Hispanic Americans (Figure).