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Question: What are the most common causes of drug-induced aseptic meningitis?

Answer:

  1. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  2. Antibiotics (especially trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole)
  3. Intravenous immunoglobulin
  4. OKT3 antibodies

Reference:  Morris G, et al: The challenge of drug-induced aspetic meningitis. Arch Intern Med 159: 1185-1194, 1999.

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