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Recurrent meningitis attributable to herpes simplex virus-2 in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20399396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A boy manifested episodes of recurrent meningitis that were attributed to herpes simplex virus-2 infection. He presented no concurrent or previous history of involvement of the genitourinary system. He exhibited headaches, dizziness, photophobia, loss of balance, and vomiting. He underwent three episodes of aseptic meningitis. The herpes simplex virus-2 etiology was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction of the cerebrospinal fluid in the last two episodes. After the third occurrence, he was treated with acyclovir. Five years have elapsed since then, without the recurrence of aseptic meningitis.
Maria Moustaki; Fariba Sharifi; Anastasia Stasinopoulou; Andrew Fretzayas; Themistocles Karpathios
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1873-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-19     Completed Date:  2010-10-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
3(rd) Department of Pediatrics, Athens University School of Medicine, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Herpes Simplex / complications,  diagnosis*
Herpesvirus 2, Human* / isolation & purification,  pathogenicity
Meningitis, Viral / diagnosis*,  etiology,  prevention & control

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