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VAGNER RAMIREZ, Basilio; GAVIRIA BARRERA, María Elizabeth and ZULUAGA QUINTERO, Mónica. Recurrent meningitis in the adult: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Iatreia [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.1, pp. 34-42. ISSN 0121-0793.
Recurrent meningitis is an uncommon condition with the capability of causing important midand long-term sequelae. Its clinical presentation depends on the etiologic agent, although most patients exhibit at least one of the classical symptoms of acute meningitis (intense headache, fever and neck stiffness). Due to the clinical variability of the disease, a high level of suspicion and an adequate use of laboratory tests are required in order to establish a timely diagnosis. This article contains a literature review regarding epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of recurrent meningitis.
Keywords : Recurrent meningitis.