HSV-2 meningitis disseminated from a herpetic whitlow
Yiallouros, Panayiotis K.
SourcePaediatrics and International Child Health
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HSV-2 meningitis is uncommon in childhood and is mainly associated with genital lesions or a history of sexual abuse. A 7-year-old boy with recurrent herpetic whitlow developed HSV-2 meningitis. HSV-2 was identified in the CSF by PCR. In children with herpetic whitlow, the risk of HSV-2, although rare, should be considered. © W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2012.