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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0025289

NCI Thesaurus Code: C26828  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: A disorder characterized by acute inflammation of the meninges of the brain and/or spinal cord.

RADLEX Definition: 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 (e.g., carcinomatous meningitis), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6) [MeSH]

HPO Definition: Inflammation of the meninges. [HPO:probinson]

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Meningitis is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. There are several types of meningitis. The most common is viral meningitis, which you get when a virus enters the body through the nose or mouth and travels to the brain. Bacterial meningitis is rare, but can be deadly. It usually starts with bacteria that cause a cold-like infection. It can block blood vessels in the brain and lead to stroke and brain damage. It can also harm other organs. Pneumococcal infections and meningococcal infections can cause bacterial meningitis.

Anyone can get meningitis, but it is more common in people whose bodies have trouble fighting infections. Meningitis can progress rapidly. You should seek medical care quickly if you have

  • A sudden fever
  • A severe headache
  • A stiff neck

Early treatment can help prevent serious problems, including death. Vaccines can prevent some of the bacterial infections that cause meningitis. Parents of adolescents and students living in college dorms should talk to a doctor about the vaccination.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

CTCAE Definition: A disorder characterized by acute inflammation of the meninges of the brain and/or spinal cord.

NICHD Definition: Inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: Inflammation of the meninges (three thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). Meningitis is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection, but sometimes is caused by cancer, drug allergies, or inflammatory diseases.

CSP Definition: inflammation of the meninges.

MSH Definition: 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)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Meningitides
Meningitis (disorder)
Meningitis [Disease/Finding]
Meningitis NOS
Meningitis of unspecified cause
Meningitis, unspecified
meningitis

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C26828 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN 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 MSH
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source CTCAE NCI
Contributing_Source FDA NCI
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID X000H SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 07/01/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2042-5301 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
FDA_Table Patient Code (Appendix B) NCI
FX D013353 MSH
FX D055756 MSH
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM Arachnoiditis (spinal) NOS ICD10
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION 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) NDFRT
MESH_DUI D008581 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Meningitis NDFRT
MESH_UI M0013365 NDFRT
MMR 20150701 MSH
MN C10.228.614 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/meningitis.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Arabic https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Arabic MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Armenian https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Armenian MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Bosnian https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Bosnian MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Traditional https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Chinese - Traditional MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Farsi https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Farsi MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL French https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#French MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Haitian Creole https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Haitian Creole MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Hmong https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Hmong MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Japanese https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Japanese MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Korean https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Korean MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Romanian https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Romanian MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Russian https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Russian MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Samoan https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Samoan MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Somali https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Somali MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/meningitis.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Tagalog https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Tagalog MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Thai https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Thai MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Turkish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Turkish MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Ukrainian https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Ukrainian MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Vietnamese https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/meningitis.html#Vietnamese MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Meningitis NCI
NUI N0000001981 NDFRT
ORDER_NO 05767 ICD10CM
PRIMARY_PATH 10027199$10007935$10021879$10021881$Meningitis$Central nervous system and spinal infections$Infections - pathogen unspecified$Infections and infestations MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10021881 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RXAUI 3197553 RXNORM
RXAUI 3197555 RXNORM
RXCUI 1024254 RXNORM
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 10.1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 19.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT B MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 4 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 10.1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 19.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 2 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS A MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
SNOMED_CID 192678004 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 192681009 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 7180009 NDFRT
SOS Includes: arachnoiditis with no organism specified as cause; leptomeningitis with no organism specified as cause; meningitis with no organism specified as cause; pachymeningitis with no organism specified as cause ICD9CM
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS G03.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~G03.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS G03.9 | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~G03.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~X000H SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T025528 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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