Severe complications besides acute respiratory distress syndrome ( ARDS) include hepatitis, renal failure, meningo-
encephalitis and myocarditits with shock occurring in varying proportions of patients.
Bacterial meningitis is a serious form of meningo-
encephalitis that causes inflammation of meninges of the brain, particularly the arachnoid and piamater.1 Apart from meningeal inflammation, it has also shown to affect other regions of the central nervous system (CNS).
One child who presented with meningo-
encephalitis and fever of 107oF had Mollaret meningitis and was treated with acyclovir for 14 days even though his CSF HSV PCR was negative.