others HSV 2 More in women Second MC in adults Most common cause of recurrent meningitis VZV – concurrent chicken pox,shingles EBV –cannot be cultured from CSF Mumps – lifelong immunity once episode treated
Treatment Supportive Analegiscs Antipyretics Antiemetics Fluid balance Oral/IV acylcovir –HSV,VZV,EBV 15-30mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses. PLECORANIL FULL RECOVERY IS THE RULE USUALLY
CARCINOMA BREAST,lymphoma,leukemia Infiltration of cranial,spinalnerves,direct invasion of brain,spinalcord,obstructive hydrocephalus --- multiple neuro defects Cytology may show malignant cells Spinal tap should be done twice before saying negative CT scan –contrast enhancement in basal cisterns,showinghydorcephalus without mass lesion Myelography –deposits over multiple nerve roots Rx – irradiation,intrathecalmethotrexate. Poor prognosis – 10 % surivival for 1 yr
Mollaret's meningitis is a recurrent inflammation of the protective membranes covering thebrain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. It is a recurrent, benign, aseptic meningitis. Recurrent episodes of severe headache, meningismus, and fever; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis with large "endothelial" cells, neutrophils, and lymphocytes; and attacks separated by symptom-free periods of weeks to months; and spontaneous remission of symptoms and signs. Many people have side effects between bouts that vary from chronic daily headaches to after-effects from meningitis such as hearing loss. Some patients report short bouts of 3–7 days of being sick while others have cases that can last for weeks or months. Although historically Mollaret's meningitis did not have a causative agent, it is now believed to be mostly from herpetic infection. CNS epidermoid cysts can give rise to Mollaret's meningitis especially with surgical manipulation of cyst contents.
Chronic meningtis With no improvement over a period of 4 weeks Nonifectious infectious