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June 1973

Herpetic Meningitis (Type 1) in a Case of Acute Leukemia

Author Affiliations

From the Service de Médecine et Laboratoire d'Investigation Clinique (Section des Maladies Infectieuses), Institut Jules Bordet, Centre des Tumeurs de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels.

Arch Neurol. 1973;28(6):415-416. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490240075015

A 23-year-old man with acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed clinical manifestations of acute meningitis, but had only six white blood cells per cubic millimeter in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Herpes simplex virus 1 was isolated from the CSF. The patient died of his leukemia one week later; no morphological abnormalities were found in brain or spinal cord.

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