bacterial encephalitis


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bacterial encephalitis

[bak′tir·ē·əl in‚sef·ə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the brain caused by primary or secondary bacterial infection.
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For both immunocompromised and immunocompetent persons, bacterial encephalitis resulted in the longest hospital stays (34.
A high proportion (80%) of bacterial encephalitis cases in the PHE data were unmatched, whereas a lower proportion of PHE cases designated as immune-mediated encephalitis (22%) or herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis (33%) were unmatched.
In the California Encephalitis Project, Hispanic Americans accounted for approximately 25% of all cases of encephalitis, 26% of serum samples examined for Balamuthia antibody, and 21% of cases of viral and bacterial encephalitis, but all BAE patients (n = 3) were in Hispanic Americans (Figure).