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Definition of Meningitis, aseptic

Meningitis, aseptic: Inflammation of the meninges that is not caused by bacterial infection. Viral meningitis is the most common cause of aseptic meningitis, but other causes include systemic lupus erythematosus, cancers, Behcet's disease, medications, and others.

See also meningitis, viral.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11646
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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