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Herpesviral meningitis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 B00.3
ICD-9 054.3

Herpesviral meningitis is meningitis associated with herpes simplex virus.

HSV-2 is the most common cause of Mollaret's meningitis, a type of recurrent viral meningitis.[1][2] This condition was first described in 1944 by French neurologist Pierre Mollaret. Recurrences usually last a few days or a few weeks, and resolve without treatment. They may recur weekly or monthly for approximately 5 years following primary infection.[3]


  1. ^ Tyler KL (2004). "Herpes simplex virus infections of the central nervous system: encephalitis and meningitis, including Mollaret's". Herpes 11 Suppl 2: 57A–64A. PMID 15319091.  
  2. ^ "Recurring viral meningitis & herpes II". Med Help International. Retrieved 2006-11-21.  
  3. ^ Sendi P, Graber P (2006). "Mollaret's meningitis". CMAJ 174 (12): 1710. doi:10.1503/cmaj.051688. PMID 16754896.  


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