Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2009;52(6):705-709.
Published online June 15, 2009.
A case of acute aseptic meningitis associated with herpes zoster
Myong A Kim1, Rita Miyoung Yu2, Kee Hyuck Kim1, Hee Jung Chung1
1Department of Pediatrics, National Health Insurance Corporation, Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea
2Yonsei University College of Medicine, Severance Children`s Hospital, Seoul, Korea
대상포진에 의한 무균성 수막염 1예
김명아1, 유리타2, 김기혁1, 정희정1
1국민건강보험공단 일산병원 소아청소년과
2연세대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Hee Jung Chung, Email: agathac@nhimc.or.kr
Abstract
Herpes zoster is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which affects nerve ganglions. VZV infection may be associated with neurologic complications, which are usually observed after vesicular exanthem. Acute aseptic meningitis is a rare complication of VZV reactivation. We report the case of a previously healthy 14-year-old boy who suffered from aseptic meningitis that was attributed to reactivated VZV infection with exanthem; the patient had undergone vaccination against varicella. This condition can be confirmed by the detection of VZV DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid. The patient was treated with acyclovir and recovered fully.
Key Words: Varicella-zoster virus, Aseptic meningitis


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