A Rare Case of an Immunocompetent Male With Zoster Meningitis
viral meningitis, aseptic meningitis, CNS infections, zoster meningitis
Emergency Medicine | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine | Nervous System Diseases | Virus Diseases
Varicella zoster meningitis is an uncommon complication of herpes zoster, especially in immunocompetent patients. We report a case of a healthy 45-year-old male who developed aseptic meningitis as a result of reactivated varicella zoster virus infection. This case highlights the importance of remaining cognizant of varicella zoster virus as a cause of meningitis in not only the elderly or immunocompromised patients but also in patients who are healthy.
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Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Faluk MA, Makadia S, Abdelmaseih R, Hasan SM, Abusaada K. A Rare Case of an Immunocompetent Male With Zoster Meningitis. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020;8:2324709620952212. https://doi.org/10.1177/2324709620952212