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Recurrent aseptic meningitis due to different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including rofecoxib
  1. M L Ashwath,
  2. H P Katner
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Ashwath;


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.

  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • adverse drug reaction
  • rofecoxib
  • COX, cyclo-oxygenase
  • DIAM, drug induced aseptic meningitis
  • NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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