How is recurrent benign lymphocytic meningitis diagnosed?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Diagnosis of recurrent benign lymphocytic meningitis

Recurrent benign lymphocytic meningitis is typically a recurring, innocuous, painful form of aseptic meningitis. It is usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 2, which can be confirmed by detection of viral DNA in the CSF using polymerase chain reaction.


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