Recurrent aseptic meningitis due to different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including rofecoxib
- Correspondence to: Dr Ashwath;
- Received 20 December 2002
- Accepted 11 February 2003
Aseptic meningitis can be caused by viruses, drugs, and connective tissue disorders. The most common drugs causing it include antibiotics like trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), intravenous immunoglobulins, intrathecal agents, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies. A patient who had aseptic meningitis from three different NSAIDs including rofecoxib is presented.
- COX, cyclo-oxygenase
- DIAM, drug induced aseptic meningitis
- NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs