meningoencephalitis


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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

(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

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]
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This is the first known case study to describe and measure UN caused by an infectious process, meningoencephalitis. The patient was immune compromised as a result of antirejection drugs following a kidney and pancreas transplant, as well as from a baseline vulnerability common to patients with hemodialysis.
Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis - North Carolina, 1991.
Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis and the biology of Naegleria fowleri.
fowleri, is known to infect humans by causing an acute, usually lethal, central nervous system (CNS) infection known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).
The Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) also called Naegleriasis is a disease of the central nervous system caused by the free-living ameba Naegleriafowleri.
A total of 125 patients with CNS cryptococcal meningoencephalitis diagnosed according to clinical and laboratory examination between August 2014 and October 2016 were recruited in this study.
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Acute meningoencephalitis, on the other hand, is a less frequent complication, although it may cause serious morbidity and mortality.
More rarely, aseptic meningitis, meningoencephalitis, stroke, focal or generalized seizures, and cerebral aneurysms may develop [2].
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A brief historical sketch is given since the discovery of this amoeboflagellate in 1899 and the finding in 1970 that one species, Naegleria fowleri causes primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in man.