lymphocytic choriomeningitis

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lymphocytic choriomeningitis

[¦lim·fə¦sid·ik ‚kȯr·ē·ō‚men·ən′jīd·əs]
(medicine)
An acute viral meningitis caused by a specific virus endemic in mice; characterized clinically by rapid onset of symptoms of meningeal irritation, pleocytosis and often a rise in protein in the cerebrospinal fluid, and a short, benign course with recovery.
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Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), a rodentborne arenavirus, causes inapparent infection in mice but can cause febrile illness, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, and severe birth defects in humans (www.
In contrast, VM resulted in fewer ([less than or equal to] 5) deaths (Table 1), which were either caused by lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus or unspecified.
Virus-specific, CD8+ major histocompatibility complex class I-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocytes in lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus-infected beta2-microglobulin-deficient mice.
Senior author Rafi Ahmed's laboratory has extensive experience studying mice infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV).
Other viral causes include cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), arboviruses and lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus.
A study carried out using TLR2 and MyD88-deficient mice infected with Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) demonstrated that the TLR2-MyD88 interaction is essential for the activation of astrocytes and microglia and for the production of TNF-[alpha] and the monocyte chemo-attractant protein-1 (MCP-1) (11).
Infections transmission identified in the past few years among solid organs have reflected a broad array of viruses, bacteria, and parasites, resulting in a high proportion of mortality amongst infected recipients; examples include HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Strongyloides spp, and Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas Disease.
Diseases that have been reported associated with pet store animals include salmonella in hamsters, mice, and rats; rabies in kittens; tularemia and lymphocytic choriomeningitis in hamsters; and monkeypox in prairie dogs.
Occupational exposure to Streptococcus suis II, Hantavirus, Brucella abortus, Lymphocyte choriomeningitis virus, and leptospira in veterinarians and pig farmers in the southern Netherlands.
A more familiar species, hamsters, are known to be carriers of the virus that causes Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM), which is transmissible to humans.
In 1933 lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) was the first arenavirus isolated during an investigation of an epidemic of St.
It was suspected the company's rodents had the virus lymphocytic choriomeningitis, which could cause flu-like symptoms or worse.