meningoencephalomyelitis


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meningoencephalomyelitis

[mə¦niŋ·gō·in‚sef·ə·lō‚mī·ə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Combined inflammation of the meninges, brain, and spinal cord.
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Culture-confirmed treatment failure of cefotaxime and minocycline in a case of Lyme meningoencephalomyelitis in the United States.
Pathologic examination revealed nonsuppurative meningoencephalomyelitis with formation of eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies in all 3 animals; reverse transcription PCR and immunohistochemical staining excluded the possibility of infection with the canine distemper virus.
Granulomatous nephritis and meningoencephalomyelitis caused by Halicephalobus gingivalis in a pony gelding.
Against the odds, Daniel shocked medics by waking up but was partly paralysed for weeks and had to learn how to walk, talk and even use the toilet because of virus meningoencephalomyelitis.
The meningoencephalomyelitis was largely confined to gray matter in the brain and spinal cord, with most severe lesions in the cerebellar folia and brainstem and throughout all segments of the spinal cord gray matter.
64] Four of the 13 patients had VZV encephalitis or meningoencephalomyelitis and received appropriate antiviral therapy; in 2 patients, viral DNA could no longer be detected in the CSF after therapy, and the patients' clinical conditions improved.
Detection of EV71 as the single most prevalent EV type associated with NP-AFP is of clinical significance because it is regarded as the most virulent neurotropic EV, next to poliovirus, associated with poliomyelitis-like paralytic disease, meningitis, meningoencephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, transeverse myelitis, cerebellar ataxia, opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome, benign intracranial hypertension, brainstem encephalitis (34-36), and frequent epidemics of hand, foot, and mouth disease with substantial illness and death worldwide affecting >500,000 children in the Asia-Pacific region and causing >200 deaths in China during the past decade (37-39).