Drug-induced meningitis

Neurology. 1990 Jan;40(1):163-4. doi: 10.1212/wnl.40.1.163.


Meningitis is usually produced by an infectious agent, but there are multiple noninfectious causes. Medications may produce both acute and recurrent meningitis. We present a patient with 3 episodes of aseptic meningitis due to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and then review the topic of drug-induced meningitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Meningitis / chemically induced*
  • Meningitis, Aseptic / chemically induced*
  • Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination / adverse effects*


  • Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination