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Descriptor English: Meningitis
Descriptor Spanish: Meningitis
Descriptor Portuguese: Meningite
Descriptor French: Méningite
Entry term(s): Meningitides
Pachymeningitides
Pachymeningitis
Tree number(s): C10.228.614
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008581
Scope note: Inflammation of the coverings of the brain and/or spinal cord, which consist of the PIA MATER; ARACHNOID; and DURA MATER. Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) are the most common causes of this condition, but subarachnoid hemorrhage (HEMORRHAGES, SUBARACHNOID), chemical irritation (chemical MENINGITIS), granulomatous conditions, neoplastic conditions (CARCINOMATOUS MENINGITIS), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6)
Annotation: general; prefer specifics; for pachymeningitis (DURA MATER) or leptomeningitis (ARACHNOIDITIS or PIA MATER) do not specify meninx unless particularly discussed; purulent, suppurative or pyogenic: do not coordinate with SUPPURATION (NIM) unless particularly discussed
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Meningeal Carcinomatosis MeSH
Subdural Effusion MeSH
DeCS ID: 8746
Unique ID: D008581
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/07/01
Meningitis - Preferred
Concept UI M0013365
Scope note Inflammation of the coverings of the brain and/or spinal cord, which consist of the PIA MATER; ARACHNOID; and DURA MATER. Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) are the most common causes of this condition, but subarachnoid hemorrhage (HEMORRHAGES, SUBARACHNOID), chemical irritation (chemical MENINGITIS), granulomatous conditions, neoplastic conditions (CARCINOMATOUS MENINGITIS), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6)
Preferred term Meningitis
Entry term(s) Meningitides
Pachymeningitis - Narrower
Concept UI M0335657
Preferred term Pachymeningitis
Entry term(s) Pachymeningitides



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