Definition of meningoencephalitis in English:


Line breaks: men¦in¦go|enceph¦al|itis
Pronunciation: /mɪˈŋɪŋgəʊɛnˌsɛfəˈlʌɪtɪs
, -ˈnɪndʒəʊ-, -ˌkɛf-/


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the membranes of the brain and the adjoining cerebral tissue.
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    • An infant with botulism is often diagnosed with sepsis or meningoencephalitis because of symptoms of lethargy and irritability on presentation.
    • Disease also includes endocarditis, keratitis, osteomyelitis, peritonitis, and meningoencephalitis.
    • Bacterial encephalitis is rare and usually occurs in the setting of meningoencephalitis.

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