Simultaneous genital ulcer and meningitis: a case of EBV infection

Authors

  • Hassan Rahhal Universidade de São Paulo. Hospital das Clínicas. Internal Medicine Department
  • Jairo Tavares Nunes Universidade de São Paulo. Hospital das Clínicas. Internal Medicine Department
  • Leonardo da Costa Lopes Universidade de São Paulo. Hospital Universitário. Internal Medicine Division
  • Aleksander Snioka Prokopowitsch Universidade de São Paulo. Hospital Universitário. Internal Medicine Division

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2016.033

Keywords:

Meningitis, Viral, Epstein-Barr Virus Infections, Ulcer, Genital Diseases

Abstract

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with a broad spectrum of diseases, mainly because of its genomic characteristics, which result in different latency patterns in immune cells and infective mechanisms. The patient described in this report is a previously healthy young man who presented to the emergency department with clinical features consistent with meningitis and genital ulcers, which raised concern that the herpes simplex virus was the causative agent. However, the polymerase chain reaction of cerebral spinal fluid was positive for EBV. The authors highlight the importance of this infection among the differential diagnosis of central nervous system involvement and genital ulceration

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Published

2016-06-11

How to Cite

Rahhal, H., Nunes, J. T., Lopes, L. da C., & Prokopowitsch, A. S. (2016). Simultaneous genital ulcer and meningitis: a case of EBV infection. Autopsy and Case Reports, 6(2), 45-49. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2016.033

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Article / Clinical Case Report