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Viral meningitis refers to an inflammation of the meninges (meningitis) caused by a viral infection. It is comparable to aseptic meningitis in contrast to meningitis caused by bacteria. Viral meningitis can be spread though a large variety of viruses, most commonly enteroviruses.
Causative organisms include:
- Herpesviridae (HHV)
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); causes AIDS
- La Crosse virus
- Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV)
- St. Louis Encephalitis virus
- West Nile virus
- Viral Meningitis at eMedicine
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