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Aseptic Meningitis

A Syndrome characterized by Headache, neck stiffness, low grade Fever, and CSF lymphocytic pleocytosis in the absence of an acute bacterial pathogen. Viral Meningitis is the most frequent cause although Mycoplasma Infections; Rickettsia Infections; diagnostic or Therapeutic procedures; Neoplastic Processes; septic perimeningeal foci; and other conditions may result in this Syndrome. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p745)