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encephalitisen‧ceph‧a‧li‧tis /ɪnˌkefəˈlaɪtɪs $ -ˌsef-/ noun [uncountable] medical  swelling of the brain
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encephalitisCarbon monoxide or manganese poisoning and encephalitis are rare causes of the parkinsonian syndrome.As a result he contracted encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.In the course of medical treatment he was given an injection of anti-tetanus serum as a result of which he contracted encephalitis.The Songs had a relative living with them who was suffering from encephalitis and a baby only a few months old.Seizures may occur as an early manifestation of meningitis, encephalitis, or cerebral abcess.Furthermore, toxoplasma-specific in-vitro antibody production appears several months before the onset of encephalitis.At least two deaths were directly attributed to encephalitis.In-vitro production of toxoplasma-specific antibodies could improve the diagnosis of toxoplasmic encephalitis in HIV-1-infected patients.
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