Mollaret's Meningitis Association For a world free of Mollaret's Meningitis

Information For Doctors

It is important for physicians to know that:
  • Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 - 2 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is not always positive, particularly if done more than 3-4 days after onset of acute illness.
  • Duration of recurrent meningeal signs / symptoms can be variable.
  • Pain management is an important component of treatment since meningitis can be extremely painful for patients.