One is meningitis, an infection of the lining of the brain, that is fatal in about 10 percent of cases.
Oscar Wilde, it should be noted, had also been touched by early loss: his sister, Isola, died at age nine of meningitis.
Writer Frank McCourt died Sunday at the age of 78 after battling skin cancer and meningitis.
Nancy was born with meningitis, septicemia, and hydrocephalus.
Rarely, severe infections can lead to inflammation of the brain or meningitis.
Charles Dale, aged five years; admitted for meningitis—suckled thirteen months.
At the age of four years she had meningitis which left her with frequent headaches.
The conditions under which we lived were certainly atrocious, and an outbreak of meningitis cast a gloom over the camp.
It might not be meningitis, after all, and the child might be helped, might be cured.
Should the pulse from being frequent become slow and irregular, and any paralytic symptoms ensue, meningitis may be suspected.
meningitis men·in·gi·tis (měn'ĭn-jī'tĭs)
n. pl. men·in·git·i·des (-jĭt'ĭ-dēz')
Inflammation of the meninges of the brain and the spinal cord, most often the result of a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by fever, vomiting, intense headache, and stiff neck.