lymphocytic choriomeningitis meaning

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Noun: lymphocytic choriomeningitis
  1. A form of viral meningitis caused by a virus carried by the common house mouse

Type of: choriomeningitis

Encyclopedia: Lymphocytic choriomeningitis

A form of meningitis caused by LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS VIRUS. MICE and other rodents serve as the natural hosts,and infection in humans usually occurs through inhalation or ingestion of infectious particles. Clinical manifestations include an influenza-like syndrome followed by stiff neck,alterations of mentation,ATAXIA,and incontinence. Maternal infections may result in fetal malformations and injury,including neonatal HYDROCEPHALUS,aqueductal stenosis,CHORIORETINITIS,and MICROCEPHALY. (From Joynt,Clinical Neurology,1996,Ch26,pp1-3)n : an acute disease caused by an arenavirus and characterized by fever, nausea and vomiting, headache, stiff neck, and slow pulse, marked by the presence of numerous lymphocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid, and transmitted esp. by rodents


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