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October 25, 1976

Mollaret Meningitis: A Report of Three Cases

Author Affiliations

From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Md (Dr Haynes); the Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine (Dr Wright), and the Watts Hospital (Dr McCracken), Durham, NC.

JAMA. 1976;236(17):1967-1969. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270180043019

Three cases of benign, recurrent meningitis of Mollaret demonstrated unusual aspects of this disease. Postpartum pituitary necrosis was an antecedent event in one case. A second case occurred in an otherwise healthy 82-year-old woman, and a third patient was thought to have Histoplasma meningitis. The pathophysiology of Mollaret meningitis remains an enigma, and the therapy consists of supportive care.

(JAMA 236:1967-1969, 1976)

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