Chronic viral meningitis

  1. Does anyone have any insight into chronic viral meningitis? My husband has been ill x 10 months and no one can give us any solid insight. S/S include varying degrees of HA, LE weakness, short term memory loss, cognition deficits, ets. Any help or direction would be great!
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  3. by   Sharon
    Sebmax,

    Chronic viral meningitis is not a standard recognized medical term. Since length of illness depends on the natural history of infection or course and the amount of permanent damage. You should discuss with your husband 's physician. Depending on the permanent brain damage the signs and symptoms not the infection can last up to a lifetime. Another resource is the Nursing Books section of this web site or search medical-surgical nursing on any book store web site. Taber's or Brunner's or two good resources I refer students to.

    Sharon
    Moderator of Infectious Disease Forum
  4. by   Moorcat
    Quote from Sebmax
    Does anyone have any insight into chronic viral meningitis? My husband has been ill x 10 months and no one can give us any solid insight. S/S include varying degrees of HA, LE weakness, short term memory loss, cognition deficits, ets. Any help or direction would be great!
    First, I am not a doctor or nurse. I have been suffering from a reoccuring form of meningitus called Mollaret's Syndrom for over 17 years. When I was first "diagnosed" with my problem, the doctor refered to it as "Chronic Viral Meningitus". It wasn't until fairly recently that I learned about Mollarets.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    I'm sorry that we can't help you. We are not a medical advice board. However thanks for the insight.

    Please take care.

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