leptomeningitis


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leptomeningitis

[lep·tō‚men·ən′jīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the leptomeninges of the brain or the spinal cord.
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Necropsies of the dead manatees revealed severe catarrhal rhinitis, pulmonary hemorrhage and edema, and nonsuppurative leptomeningitis, as well as possible chronic hemolytic anemia with multiorgan hemosiderosis and evidence of neurotoxicity.
In addition to causing TBM, TB infection in the CNS also can cause serous meningitis, tuberculomas, brain abscesses, and spinal leptomeningitis (Starke & Smith, 1998).
We also recorded the presence of infectious and neoplastic CNS entities that were not encompassed in the preceding categories: HIV encephalitis, aseptic leptomeningitis, and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, and CNS lymphoma.