Mollaret meningitis

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Mollaret meningitis

Mollaret meningitis is a rare type of meningitis that is characterized by repeated episodes of fever, stiff neck (meningismus), muscle aches, and severe headaches separated by weeks or months of no symptoms.  About half of affected individuals may also experience long-term abnormalities of the nervous system that come and go, such as seizures, double vision, abnormal reflexes, some paralysis of a cranial nerve (paresis), hallucinations, or coma.  Mollaret meningitis is poorly understood and the exact cause remains unknown.  However, recent data suggests that herpes simplex virus (HSV-2 and, less frequently, HSV-1) may cause some, if not most cases. Other causes may include trauma and viral infections other than herpes simplex.
 

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Meningitis Foundation of America, Inc.

Our mission is to support sufferers of meningitis and their families through support groups, advocate for advanced research for the prevention and the long term effects of various meningitis strains as well as facilitating programs to educate the public

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2014

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Meningitis Foundation of America, Inc.

Our mission is to support sufferers of meningitis and their families through support groups, advocate for advanced research for the prevention and the long term effects of various meningitis strains as well as facilitating programs to educate the public

http://www.musa.org

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Mollaret meningitis" returned 4 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Toll-like receptor 3 immune deficiency may be causative for HSV-2-associated mollaret meningitis.
 

Author(s): Olaf Willmann, Parviz Ahmad-Nejad, Michael Neumaier, Michael G Hennerici, Marc Fatar

Journal: Eur. Neurol.. 2010 ;63(4):249-51.

 

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2010

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Recurrent herpes simplex type 2 virus (Mollaret) meningitis.
 

Author(s): Beloo Mirakhur, Marc McKenna

Journal: J Am Board Fam Pract. ;17(4):303-5.

 

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2004

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[Mollaret meningitis associated with a high level of cytokines in cerebrospinal fluid].
 

Author(s): H Katayama, K Kohara, M Igase, M Maguchi, T Fukuoka, T Okura, Y Kitami, K Hiwada

Journal: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. 1997 Jan;34(1):65-9.

 

A 70-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for further evaluation of recurrent fever, which had begun in October 1994. The patient had 5 to 7 days without fever, and then 2 to 3 days of fever. He had headaches during the febrile periods. On admission, he had abnormal pyramidal, ...

Last Updated: 16 May 1997

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