Aseptic meningitis

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Organism

Aseptic meningitis

Acute: Enteroviruses (coxsackie, echo, polio) (90%), mumps, HSV, HIV (primary HIV seroconversion), VZV, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, adenovirus, parainfluenza virus 3, West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus and California group encephalitis viruses (rare).

Recurrent benign lymphocytic meningitis: HSV-2 (Mollaret meningitis).

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