Am J Med. 2009 Jul;122(7):688-91. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2009.02.017. Herpes simplex type-2 meningitis: presentation and lack of standardized therapy. HSV-2 is primarily a sexually transmitted infection and is carried by about 1 in 10 of the UK population 3. In cases of viral meningitis it is not always possible to identify the type of virus responsible for the disease (approximately 30-40 of patients have no pathogen identified). Mollaret’s meningitis is a recurrent or chronic inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. Recurrent Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Meningitis: A Case Report of Mollaret’s Meningitis (PDF).
Most are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), the virus that also causes cold sores. The disease may also be caused by herpes virus type 2 (HSV2). If you have viral meningitis, symptoms may include fever, light sensitivity, headache, and a stiff neck. Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2): members of Herpes DNA virus family, Herpesviridae, aka Human Herpes Virus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and HHV-2). Aurelius E et al: Long-term valacyclovir suppressive treatment after herpes simplex virus type 2 meningitis: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. In 27 patients with a first episode of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)-induced meningitis, confirmed by virus isolation from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or seroconversion to HSV-2, initial neurologic complications were found in 10 (379fc) but subsided before 6 months in all patients.
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is known to cause aseptic meningitis, which can be recurrent. The diagnosis of HSV-2 infection is suggested when meningitis occurs simultaneously with genital lesions but may be obscure if genital lesions are not present or are not appreciated. Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 and characteristics associated with undiagnosed infection: New York City, 2004. The epidemiology of herpes simplex types 1 and 2 infection of the genital tract in Edinburgh 1978-1991. Herpes simplex virus type 2 as a cause of severe meningitis in immunocompromised adults. There have been no previous reports of chronic meningitis due to this virus. A case of chronic meningitis due to herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) in a previously healthy 35-year-old woman whose predominant symptoms were headache and meningism without fever is described.
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is a common cause of acute and recurrent aseptic meningitis. Our aim was to determine the impact of antiviral suppression on recurrence of meningitis and to. There are more than 80 types of herpes viruses. Herpes Meningitis. A 34-year-old woman presented to hospital with symptoms of meningitis, later confirmed to be due to herpes simplex virus type 2. She developed hydrocephalus on day 2 of her admission. To review the ages of patients with recurrent herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) meningitis.Case report and literature review back to 1970.Referral Veterans Affairs hospital. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) are two of the eight known viruses which comprise the human herpesvirus family. Aseptic meningitis associated with genital HSV lesions appears to be a benign disease in immunocompetent persons, with full recovery expected.