neonatal herpes

ne·o·na·tal her·pes

herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2 infection transmitted from the mother to the newborn infant, often during passage through an infected birth canal; generalized infection severity varies from mild to fatal, the latter especially with primary maternal genital herpes.

ne·o·na·tal her·pes

(nē'ō-nā'tăl hĕr'pēz)
Herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2 infection transmitted from the mother to the newborn infant, often during passage through an infected birth canal.
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Will your patient's infant develop neonatal herpes infection?
According to WHO, neonatal herpes is an estimated 10 out of every 100,000 births globally.
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20) In neonatal herpes, selective use of caesarean delivery and antiviral therapy can decrease incidence and improve outcomes.
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1,2) Genital herpes, furthermore, can be transmitted from mother to newborn, resulting in neonatal herpes.
With early detection and treatment, most of the serious complications of neonatal herpes can be lessened.
B) Neonatal cutaneous infections Neonates, especially premature and low birth weight infants are susceptible to various fatal infections like staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS), necrotizing fasciitis, neonatal varicella, neonatal herpes simplex infection (HSV) and cutaneous candidiasis.

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