Disease Information for Meningoencephalitis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Altered mental status Mental status change
Coma/infant or newborn
Confusion/agitation on exam
Confusion/Disoriented
Delirium
Delirium/Agitated delirium
Focal neurologic deficit
Headache
Headache worse lying down
Idiocy/signs
Meningeal Signs
Multifocal neurologic deficit/signs
Neurological symptoms/signs
Papilledema on exam
Stiff neck/Nuchal rigidity
Sudden unconsciousness
Acutely ill patient/signs
Constitutional symptoms
Anisocoria
Blurred Optic Disk Margin
Unequal pupils
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
CSF Cells
CSF IGG synthesis rate
CSF Leukocytes
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
Pathology
PATH/Brain Focal Degeneration/Lesion
CT Scan
CT Scan/Head Meningeal enhancement/hyperdense
MRI/Head Meningeal enhancement/Meningitis
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Rocky mountain spotted fever
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Tetanus
Associated Disease & Complications
CNS disease/involvement
Coma in Children
Coma/Unconscious
Hemiparesis
Hydrocephalus, chronic acquired
Increased CNS pressure/Intracranial hypertension
Meningitis
Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Meninges/pia/arachnoid involvement (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
PROCESS/Inflammatory/infection (ex)
Definition

An inflammatory process involving the brain (ENCEPHALITIS) and meninges (MENINGITIS), most often produced by pathogenic organisms which invade the central nervous system, and occasionally by toxins, autoimmune disorders, and other conditions.

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