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 DeCS Categories

C01 Bacterial Infections and Mycoses .
C01.252 Bacterial Infections .
C01.252.200 Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections .
C01.252.200.500 Meningitis, Bacterial .
C01.252.200.500.550 Meningitis, Meningococcal .
C01.252.400 Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections .
C01.252.400.625 Neisseriaceae Infections .
C01.252.400.625.549 Meningococcal Infections .
C01.252.400.625.549.449 Meningitis, Meningococcal .
C01.703 Mycoses .
C01.703.181 Central Nervous System Fungal Infections .
C01.703.181.500 Meningitis, Fungal .
C02 Virus Diseases .
C02.182 Central Nervous System Viral Diseases .
C02.182.550 Meningitis, Viral .
C03 Parasitic Diseases .
C03.105 Central Nervous System Parasitic Infections .
C03.105.300 Central Nervous System Protozoal Infections .
C03.105.300.500 Malaria, Cerebral .
C03.752 Protozoan Infections .
C03.752.530 Malaria .
C03.752.530.620 Malaria, Cerebral .
C10 Nervous System Diseases .
C10.228 Central Nervous System Diseases .
C10.228.228 Central Nervous System Infections .
C10.228.228.180 Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections .
C10. Meningitis, Bacterial .
C10. Meningitis, Meningococcal .
C10.228.228.198 Central Nervous System Fungal Infections .
C10. Meningitis, Fungal .
C10.228.228.205 Central Nervous System Parasitic Infections .
C10. Central Nervous System Protozoal Infections .
C10. Malaria, Cerebral .
C10.228.228.245 Central Nervous System Viral Diseases .
C10. Meningitis, Viral .
C10.228.614 Meningitis .
C10.228.614.280 Meningitis, Bacterial .
C10.228.614.280.505 Meningitis, Meningococcal .
C10.228.614.300 Meningitis, Fungal .
C10.228.614.400 Meningitis, Viral .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Meningitis .
Meningitides .
Pachymeningitides .
Pachymeningitis .
Inflammation of the coverings of the brain and/or spinal cord, which consist of the PIA MATER; ARACHNOID; and DURA MATER. Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) are the most common causes of this condition, but subarachnoid hemorrhage (HEMORRHAGES, SUBARACHNOID), chemical irritation (chemical MENINGITIS), granulomatous conditions, neoplastic conditions (CARCINOMATOUS MENINGITIS), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6) .
Meningitis, Meningococcal .
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup A .
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup B .
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup C .
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup W-135 .
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup W135 .
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup Y .
Meningitis, Meningococcic .
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup A .
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup B .
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup C .
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup W-135 .
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup W135 .
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup Y .
Serogroup A Meningococcal Meningitis .
Serogroup B Meningococcal Meningitis .
Serogroup C Meningococcal Meningitis .
Serogroup W-135, Meningococcal Meningitis .
Serogroup W135, Meningococcal Meningitis .
Serogroup Y, Meningococcal Meningitis .
Meningococcal Meningitis .
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup W 135 .
Serogroup W 135, Meningococcal Meningitis .
A fulminant infection of the meninges and subarachnoid fluid by the bacterium NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS, producing diffuse inflammation and peri-meningeal venous thromboses. Clinical manifestations include FEVER, nuchal rigidity, SEIZURES, severe HEADACHE, petechial rash, stupor, focal neurologic deficits, HYDROCEPHALUS, and COMA. The organism is usually transmitted via nasopharyngeal secretions and is a leading cause of meningitis in children and young adults. Organisms from Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, B, C, Y, and W-135 have been reported to cause meningitis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp689-701; Curr Opin Pediatr 1998 Feb;10(1):13-8) .
Meningitis, Viral .
Meningitides, Viral .
Viral Meningitides .
Viral Meningitis .
Viral infections of the leptomeninges and subarachnoid space. TOGAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; FLAVIVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; RUBELLA; BUNYAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ORBIVIRUS infections; PICORNAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; RHABDOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ARENAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; HERPESVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ADENOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; JC VIRUS infections; and RETROVIRIDAE INFECTIONS may cause this form of meningitis. Clinical manifestations include fever, headache, neck pain, vomiting, PHOTOPHOBIA, and signs of meningeal irritation. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp1-3) .
Malaria, Cerebral .
Meningitis, Malaria .
Cerebral Malaria .
Malaria Meningitis .
A condition characterized by somnolence or coma in the presence of an acute infection with PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM (and rarely other Plasmodium species). Initial clinical manifestations include HEADACHES; SEIZURES; and alterations of mentation followed by a rapid progression to COMA. Pathologic features include cerebral capillaries filled with parasitized erythrocytes and multiple small foci of cortical and subcortical necrosis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p136) .
Meningitis, Fungal .
Pachymeningitis, Fungal .
Fungal Meningitides .
Fungal Pachymeningitides .
Fungal Pachymeningitis .
Meningitides, Fungal .
Pachymeningitides, Fungal .
Fungal Meningitis .
Meningitis caused by fungal agents which may occur as OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS or arise in immunocompetent hosts. .