Aseptic Viral Meningitis Secondary to Herpes Simplex Virus 2 Genital Infection

Cureus. 2021 Apr 17;13(4):e14535. doi: 10.7759/cureus.14535.


Aseptic viral meningitis is the most common cause of meningitis in the United States. Most cases of herpes simplex virus meningitis are caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), with HSV-1 primarily causing viral encephalitis. In this report, we present a case of aseptic meningitis generated by the HSV-2 in an immunosuppressed 35-year-old female with a recent diagnosis of genital herpes that was left untreated due to reported side effects of medication.

Keywords: aseptic meningitis; herpes simplex virus; immunocompromised; viral meningitis.

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  • Case Reports