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Zoster meningitis

Zoster meningitis is a rare but potentially serious complication of herpes zoster (shingles). It occurs when the varicella-zoster virus, which is responsible for shingles, infects the meninges around the brain and spinal cord.


Symptoms of zoster meningitis can include headache, fever, stiff neck, memory loss, and dizziness. In severe cases, it can lead to neurological deficits such as paralysis or even death. 

Treatment for zoster meningitis usually includes taking antiviral medications to slow the growth and multiplication of the virus and pain relievers. As a rule, treatment is done in a hospital, to treat the symptoms sufficiently well and to avoid complications. 

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