Varicella-zoster virus: An overlooked cause of aseptic meningitis

Ravi Jhaveri, Raman Sankar, Shahram Yazdani, James D. Cherry

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Varicella-zoster virus causes varicella (chickenpox) and zoster (shingles). Neurologic manifestations occur in both illnesses. We describe a previously healthy child who had aseptic meningitis without exanthem caused by reactivation of varicella-zoster virus. This has not been previously reported in the pediatric literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-97
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003


  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Herpes zoster
  • No rash
  • Varicella-zoster virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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