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[A case of recurrent meningitis with association of human herpes virus-6 hepatitis].

Authors
  • Satoh, Akira
  • Niwa, Kiyoshi
  • Kawaguchi, Chikako
  • Takeoka, Tsuneyuki
  • Shinohara, Yukito
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rinshō shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology
Publication Date
May 01, 2003
Volume
43
Issue
5
Pages
281–283
Identifiers
PMID: 12931636
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 27-year-old man presenting with recurrent meningitis associated with the activation of hepatitis was reported. Although he showed headache only, he was diagnosed as viral meningitis with high transaminase activities on admission. Human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) DNA was revealed in the liver tissue by the polymerase chain reaction. This case was considered viral meningitis with HHV-6 associated hepatitis. It is suggested that the importance of viral evaluations not only herpes virus type 1 x 2, cytomegaro virus and EB virus, but also HHV-6 infection in a case of recurrent meningitis with hepatitis simultaneously.

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