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Meningeal reactions have been frequently reported as occurring in varicella; but the case reported here is believed to be the first case recorded in which a fatal meningitis occurred in convalescence from varicella. The patient was a young man, aged 18, who had apparently a mild attack of varicella. While convalescing from this attack, he developed symptoms of a severe meningitis, with convulsions. Death occurred on the fifth day. The autopsy showed a diffuse purulent leptomeningitis with involvement of the cortex. Tuberculosis was excluded by the bacteriological examination and by the inoculation of guinea pigs, both of which were negative.
Meningitis During Convalescence from Varicella.. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1225. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-9-1225_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(9):1225.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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