Definition of Cerebrospinal fever
1. Noun. Meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal.
Generic synonyms: Meningitis
Medical Definition of Cerebrospinal fever
1. An acute infectious disease affecting children and young adults, caused by Neisseria meningitidis; characterised by nasopharyngeal catarrh, headache, vomiting, convulsions, stiffness in the neck (nuchal rigidity), photophobia, constipation, cutaneous hyperesthesia, a purpuric or herpetic eruption, and the presence of Kernig's sign. Fulminant form may cause Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome. Synonym: cerebrospinal fever, epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Cerebrospinal fever
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1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"cerebrospinal fever cerebrospinal fever is an infection with the ... On account of the eruption which is often present, cerebrospinal fever was formerly ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The chief differences are: The rarity of the rashes in infants with meningitis—older children have them in 20 per cent., in cerebrospinal fever they occur ..."
3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1905)
"At one time cerebrospinal fever was confounded with typhus or regarded as a ... Cases of cerebrospinal fever occurring in nervous females at the close of ..."
4. A Manual of the practice of medicine by Arthur Albert Stevens (1915)
"cerebrospinal fever (Epidemic Cerebrospinal Meningitis; Spotted Fever) ... An infection almost identical with cerebrospinal fever may be caused by other ..."
5. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1919)
"MENINGITIS AND cerebrospinal fever In these diseases the diet is that of all acute fevers. The food may be liquid or semisolid, and should be given at ..."