Medical Article Search

You can use this custom search engine to search for articles on recurrent viral meningitis (Mollaret’s).  It emphasizes searches from some of the most respected medical information sites such as PubMed, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), The Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM), the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) and Google ScholarThis search engine shows the 100 most recent results.

Other names you can search for that have been used as synonyms for recurrent viral meningitis are:

  • Benign recurrent meningitis
  • Recurrent meningitis
  • Benign recurrent aseptic meningitis
  • Benign multirecurrent endothelioleukocytal meningitis
  • Mollaret’s meningitis
  • Benign recurrent lymphocytic meningitis
  • Recurrent Lymphocytic Meningitis

Research

Completed research was performed at Aarhaus University in Denmark that helps to better understand the cause of recurrent viral meningitis.  Below is information provided by the investigators:

Identification of novel innate immunodeficiencies in patients with HSV-2 Mollaret’s meningitis
Dr. Alon Schneider Hait, M.D, Ph.D fellow
Supervision: Prof. Trine H. Mogensen
Department of Infectious diseases, AUH
Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health
Aarhus, Denmark

This study represents the first autophagy defect causing a primary immunodeficiency with increased susceptibility to viral infection described in humans which altogether suggests an important role for autophagy in anti-HSV2 immunity in the CNS.

Full free article can be found here:  Mutations in LC3B2 and ATG4A underlie recurrent HSV2 meningitis and reveal a critical role for autophagy in antiviral defense in humans