Treatment of primary and recurrent herpes simplex virus type 2 induced meningitis with acyclovir

Scand J Infect Dis. 1990;22(2):239-40. doi: 10.3109/00365549009037909.


We describe therapy with acyclovir in 1 patient with acute meningitis induced by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and in 1 patient with ascending myelitis in connection with meningitis after a primary genital HSV-2 infection. In addition, intermittent or continuous acyclovir prophylaxis against meningitis was employed in 3 patients with recurrent meningitis of probable HSV-2 etiology. Possible beneficial effects of the treatment were seen.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acyclovir / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Herpes Simplex / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Meningitis, Viral / drug therapy*
  • Meningitis, Viral / etiology
  • Meningitis, Viral / prevention & control
  • Recurrence
  • Simplexvirus / classification


  • Acyclovir