medical Definition of aseptic meningitis
- In humans, the West Nile virus can cause encephalitis, a fatal swelling of the brain, and aseptic meningitis, a swelling of the lining of the brain and spinal cord.
- —Vaishali Honawar, The Washington Times, 4 Oct. 2000
- Among patients assessed for postoperative meningitis, aseptic meningitis as a result of the local inflammatory reaction to blood breakdown products may account for up to 70% of cases.
- —Diederik van de Beek et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 14 Jan. 2010