Mollaret’s Meningitis

  • Recurrent or chronic meningitis secondary to the herpes virus (HSV1 or HSV2) or varicella (HHV3). 
  • Named after a French Neurologist Pierre Mollaret who first described the condition in 1944. [Reference]
  • The diagnosis can be very elusive with meningitic symptoms ranging from a brief 3-7 days versus 4 weeks. The PCR can be intermittently positive along with intermittent evidence of other herpes outbreaks on the body as shown below in one case study:

mollarets-meningitis

From Life in the Fast Lane, accessed 11/26/16.

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