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Increased Intracranial Pressure Due To Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus Infection

Authors
Journal
Pediatric Neurology
0887-8994
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2006.05.014
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Central nervous system involvement in Epstein-Barr virus infection usually presents as meningitis, encephalitis, or encephalomyelitis, mostly in the acute form of the disease. In chronic active infection, the clinical situation may also resemble acute infection as well findings of chronic inflammation such as calcification. This report presents an 8-year-old female with chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection and encephalitis complicated by increased intracranial pressure who was managed with repeated lumbar punctures and medical treatment including anti-edema and antiviral therapies.

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