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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1,2) Genital herpes, furthermore, can be transmitted from mother to newborn, resulting in neonatal herpes.
Also, other studies have suggested that sexual transmission of HSV-1 is increasing, that HSV-1 is now the cause of most cases of genital herpes among college students and young heterosexual women, and that HSV-1 now rivals HSV-2 as a cause of neonatal herpes disease, they noted.
Neonatal herpes %70 kadar H5V tip 2 (genital herpes) infeksiyonuna baglidir.
3,4) Prevention of genital HSV in women of reproductive age (particularly pregnant women in the third trimester) will reduce neonatal herpes infections, which although rare in Canada have severe morbidity and mortality.
Based on these promising results, CMX001 may have potential for use -- either alone or in combination -- in the treatment of herpes encephalitis, neonatal herpes, or other severe HSV infections in humans.
Neonatal herpes usually results from infection of the newborn by virus secreted into the mothers' genital tract during labour and delivery, compared to rare cases of intrauterine infections, and ocular manifestations are conjunctivitis, keratitis, microphthalmia, cataract, iridocyclitis, iris dystrophy, optic neuritis, retinitis, and chorioretinitis (3).
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) abruptly cancelled a conference on neonatal herpes aimed at writing clinical practice guidelines shortly after a coalition of influential physicians and consumer groups protested conflicts of interest and the lack of balance among the meeting's presenters.
Disseminated neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is characterized by progressive multiple organ failure and high mortality rates.
One panelist said the costs of a case of neonatal herpes should be factored into any cost analysis.
Cesarean section to prevent neonatal herpes should not be performed in women who do not have genital lesions at the time of delivery.
The Sixth Annual Report of the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit gave a rate of 1 case of neonatal herpes per 60,000 births ( 1.
8 cases of neonatal herpes and lead to 1082 C-sections per 10,000 women with recurrent genital herpes.

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