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meningitismen‧in‧gi‧tis /ˌmenɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs/ noun [uncountable]  MIa serious illness in which the outer part of the brain becomes swollen
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meningitisRarely, a subarachnoid bleed can present with high fever, stiff neck, and headache masquerading as meningitis.Bacterial meningitis 1,402 0. 6.Bacterial meningitis must always be considered in a febrile person with severe headache.He's likely to get meningitis from the wound.Researchers at Gloucesters public health laboratories have been carrying out a long term study into more than three hundred cases of meningitis.As a result of a concussion he contracted spinal meningitis and almost died.He says a child with meningitis could need urgent treatment and may not get it fast enough because its too far.
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