Tuberculous Meningitis-Mimicking Varicella-Zoster Meningitis

  title={Tuberculous Meningitis-Mimicking Varicella-Zoster Meningitis},
  author={Sun In Hong and Taeeun Kim and Jiwon Jung and Se Yoon Park and Yong Pil Chong and Sang Oh Lee and Sang Ho Choi and Yang Soo Kim and Jun Hee Woo and Sang A Lee and Sung Han Kim},
  booktitle={Infection & chemotherapy},
BACKGROUND Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is one of the most common etiologies of aseptic meningitis. The severest manifestation of VZV meningitis is occasionally confused with tuberculous meningitis (TBM). Thus, we investigated the clinical manifestations of VZV meningitis as compared with those of TBM. MATERIALS AND METHODS All adult patients who were diagnosed with VZV meningitis or TBM were enrolled at a tertiary hospital in Seoul, South Korea, during an 8-year period. The clinical… CONTINUE READING