meningoencephalitis

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meningoencephalitis

[mə¦niŋ·gō·in‚sef·ə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the brain and its meninges.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Over the past 30 years, the raccoon-associated roundworm Baylisascaris procyonis has emerged as an uncommon but noteworthy human pathogen associated with devastating eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in 25 patients (1-4).
Hemorrhagic necrotizing eosinophilic meningoencephalitis associated with large numbers of intact larvae has been described in patients with fatal cases (1,4), and all but 1 patient who survived (9) were left with severe neurologic deficits (1,4-6).
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