Transient Headache and Neurological Deficits with Cerebrospinal Fluid Lymphocytosis Associated with IgM Antibodies to the Epstein-Barr Virus Viral Capsid Antigen

Case Rep Neurol Med. 2013;2013:975709. doi: 10.1155/2013/975709. Epub 2013 Apr 17.


Some authors have suggested that the syndrome of transient headache and neurological deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis (HaNDL) results from an immunological response directed against a viral agent. Here we report a case of HaNDL in an immunocompetent 19-year-old male that could support this hypothesis.