choriomeningitis


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choriomeningitis

 [kor″e-o-men″in-ji´tis]
cerebral meningitis with lymphocytic infiltration of the choroid plexus.
lymphocytic choriomeningitis a form of viral meningitis caused by an arenavirus; it usually occurs during the fall and winter months in adults between the ages of 20 and 40.

cho·ri·o·men·in·gi·tis

(kō'rē-ō-men'in-jī'tis),
A cerebral meningitis in which there is a more or less marked cellular infiltration of the meninges, often with a lymphocytic infiltration of the choroid plexuses, particularly of the third and fourth ventricles.

choriomeningitis

/cho·rio·men·in·gi·tis/ (kor″e-o-men″in-ji´tis) cerebral meningitis with lymphocytic infiltration of the choroid plexus.
lymphocytic choriomeningitis  viral meningitis, occurring in adults between the ages of 20 and 40, during the fall and winter.

choriomeningitis

cho·ri·o·men·in·gi·tis

(kōr'ē-ō-men-in-jī'tis)
A cerebral meningitis with a more or less marked cellular infiltration of the meninges, often with a lymphocytic infiltration of the choroid plexuses.

choriomeningitis

Inflammation of the MENINGES with involvement of the CHOROID PLEXUSES. Choriomeningitis is caused by an arenavirus that is endemic in house mice and pet hamsters. There is sudden fever, headache and stiff neck but the condition usually settles in about a week. Many lymphocytes are found in the cerebrospinal fluid. The full name of the condition is acute lymphocytic choriomeningitis.

choriomeningitis

cerebral meningitis with inflammation of the choroid plexus.

lymphocytic choriomeningitis
see lymphocytic choriomeningitis.
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It was determined presence of specific antibodies against murine viruses: Pneumonia (PVM), Sendai, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), Hepatitis (MHV), Minute (MVM) and Reovirus-3 (Reo3).
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