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Mollaret's meningitis

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A form of meningitis which manifests with sudden attack of fever and meningeal signs with an increased CSF pressure. Symptoms are headache, recurrent hyperthermia, nausea, vomiting, neck rigidity, malaise, myalgia, and positive Kernig and Brudzinski signs. Attacks usually lasts 2-3 days, but the attacks recur at regular intervals of several weeks or months. Observed particularly in infants.


  • P. Mollaret:
    Méningite endothélio-leucocytaire multirécurrente bénigne. Syndrome nouveau ou maladie nouvelle? (Documents cliniques).
    Revue neurologique, Paris, 1944, 76: 57-76.

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