Postvaricella suppurative meningitis. Case reports and review of the literature

Am J Dis Child. 1979 Sep;133(9):934-5.


Suppurative meningitis should be recognized as being a complication of varicella. The clinician must assiduously exclude suppurative meningitis that at times may be clinically indistinguishable from the typical postinfectious encephalomyelitis of varicella. Misdiagnosis of the cause of CNS alterations during the course of varicella is possible.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chickenpox / complications*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Encephalomyelitis / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Meningitis / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Meningitis / diagnosis
  • Meningitis / etiology*