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Meningitis MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Meningitis
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.614
Unique ID
D008581
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008581
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
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)
Entry Term(s)
Pachymeningitis
NLM Classification #
WL 200
See Also
Meningeal Carcinomatosis
Subdural Effusion
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/07/01
Meningitis Preferred
Pachymeningitis Narrower
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