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Mollaret’s Syndrome

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Benign recurrent aseptic meningitis is a rare condition characterized by recurring, self-limited episodes of aseptic meningitis. Meningeal irritation typically occurs first, accompanied by fever and mononuclear cell pleocytosis. The diagnosis is only made after other known causes of lymphocytic meningitis have been excluded. Resolution typically occurs within two to seven days without residual neurological deficit. Aseptic meningitis is most frequently caused by viruses; Mollaret’s meningitis has been linked to the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV 2). It is unclear if prophylactic medication is indicated for these patients. In this report a patient who was experiencing her seventh episode of aseptic meningitis is described. Read the full article here.

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