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A case of recurrent benign lymphocytic (Mollaret's) meningitis and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21126724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Mollaret's meningitis is a rare form of benign recurrent aseptic meningitis first described in 1944. We report a case of Mollaret's meningitis due to Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV2), diagnosed with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) implementation in the Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of the patient and treated successfully with acyclovir. To our knowledge, this is the first case of Mollaret's meningitis reported in Greece. We reviewed the literature since PCR has become widely available. Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 has been the most commonly identified causative agent of Mollaret's meningitis.
Authors:
P J Poulikakos; E E Sergi; A S Margaritis; A G Kioumourtzis; G D Kanellopoulos; P K Mallios; D J Dimitrakis; D J Poulikakos; A A Aspiotis; A D Deliousis; C P Flevaris; A K Zacharof
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection and public health     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1876-035X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Infect Public Health     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101487384     Medline TA:  J Infect Public Health     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Hellenic Red Cross Hospital, 1 Athanasaki st, 11526 Athens, Greece. panpoulikakos@yahoo.gr
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