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Reactivation of varicella presenting as pseudotumor cerebri: three cases and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  22264708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The possible association of pseudotumor cerebri and varicella infection was previously mentioned in a few case reports. In those cases, the history and clinical features of active varicella were obvious, and signs were directly related to the varicella infection. We describe three immunocompetent children with pseudotumor cerebri as the only manifestation of Varicella zoster virus reactivation, with a review of the literature. We suggest considering Varicella zoster virus in children with pseudotumor cerebri, even in the absence of a history of recent varicella infection.
Authors:
Sarit Ravid; Yael Shachor-Meyouhas; Eli Shahar; Zipi Kra-Oz; Imad Kassis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1873-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  124-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Pediatric Neurology Unit and Epilepsy Service, Meyer Children's Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.
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