Medical Definition of Meningococcal meningitis

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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meningococcal Meningitis

meningismus
meningitic
meningitic streak
meningitides
meningitis
meningo-
meningo-osteophlebitis
meningocele
meningocele manqué
meningoceles
meningocerebral cicatrix
meningococcaemia
meningococcaemias
meningococcal
meningococcal infections
meningococcal meningitis (current term)
meningococcemia
meningococcemias
meningococci
meningococcic
meningococcus
meningocortical
meningocyte
meningoencephalitides
meningoencephalitis
meningoencephaloceles
meningoencephalomyelitis
meningoencephalopathy
meningomyelitis

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