Definition of Meningism
1. Noun. Symptoms that mimic those of meningitis but without inflammation of the meninges.
Medical Definition of Meningism
1. The symptoms and signs of meningeal irritation associated with acute febrile illness or dehydration without actual infection of the meninges. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Meningism
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Modern Treatment of Nervous and Mental Diseases by William Alanson White, Smith Ely Jelliffe (1913)
"\Vhat appears clinically to be meningism sometimes proves post mortem to be meningitis. meningism and meningitis may both arise from the same bacterial ..."
2. Skin and Venereal Diseases (1903)
"meningism.1 The use of the word meningism, which has fully entered into the terminology of nervous diseases, presents a real advantage; ..."