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Meningitis at the base of the brain, usually due to tuberculosis.
See also: meningitis
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basal meningitisMENINGITIS affecting primarily the membranes covering the base of the brain. This tends to be a feature of the less acute forms, of tubercular meningitis and of inadequately treated bacterial meningitis.
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