Transient intrathecal IgG synthesis in herpes zoster myelitis: 2 case reports

Mauro Ceroni, Paolo Mazzarello, Marco Poloni, Claudia Camana, Maurizia Maurelli, Faustino Savoldi

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Alterations in cerebrospinal fluid in 2 cases of viral myelopathy associated with herpes zoster infection are reported. Viral myelopathy is a rare complication of herpes zoster. Quantitatively there was a slight increase in IgG production and oligoclonal IgG bands were detected by isoelectric focusing. These parameters returned to normal after 1 year suggesting a transient involvement of the central nervous system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-127
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989


  • Herpes zoster myelitis
  • IgG synthesis
  • Oligoclonal bands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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