Zoster-associated intracranial hypertension

John J. Millichap*, Jeremy L. Freeman

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A 14-year-old female presented with headache, vomiting, and a rash. She was found to have papilledema and herpes zoster. Examination of the cerebrospinal fluid revealed pleocytosis and an elevated protein concentration. Varicella-zoster virus deoxyribonucleic acid was detected in the cerebrospinal fluid by polymerase chain reaction. Intracranial hypertension was treated by repeated lumbar puncture and with acetazolamide. This case represents an unusual complication of the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-212
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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