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Epstein-Barr virus and the nervous system.

The neurological complications of Epstein-Barr virus infection include viral meningitis, encephalitis and neuromuscular complications.

 The introduction of cerebrospinal fluid polymerase chain reaction for Epstein-Barr virus DNA has improved diagnosis of these conditions and of primary central nervous system lymphoma in acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and has enabled cerebrospinal fluid monitoring of .

 Prognosis remains good for most Epstein-Barr virus-related neurological complications; for primary central nervous system lymphoma in acquired immune deficiency syndrome the prognosis is still poor.