Other Names for this Disease
- Benign recurrent aseptic meningitis
- Benign recurrent lymphocytic meningitis
- Mollaret's meningitis
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Your QuestionI have had seven episodes of Mollaret meningitis and I am curious about how rare this condition is.
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Mollaret meningitis is thought to be quite rare. Because of its rarity, it is difficult to estimate the exact number of individuals affected by this condition. In 1994, one article stated that only 50 cases of this condition had been reported in the scientific literature.
Last updated: 3/19/2014
- Ruben SJ. Mollaret's meningitis. Western Journal of Medicine. 1994; 160:459-462. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8048238. Accessed 2/7/2012.