Title

A Rare Case of an Immunocompetent Male With Zoster Meningitis

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Ocala

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

8-24-2020

Keywords

viral meningitis, aseptic meningitis, CNS infections, zoster meningitis

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine | Nervous System Diseases | Virus Diseases

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports

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