Will your patient's infant develop neonatal herpes
According to WHO, neonatal herpes
is an estimated 10 out of every 100,000 births globally.
In Eibhlin's case it was Disseminated Neonatal Herpes
Simplex Virus 1, which incubates for a time and results in multiple organ failure - but there are no symptoms until it is too late.
simplex encephalitis: clinical profile versus molecular biology.
Diffusion-weighted MRI for early diagnosis of neonatal herpes
Incidence of neonatal herpes
simplex virus infections in the United States, 2006.
A serious complication of genital herpes is neonatal herpes
, usually caused by HSV-2.
20) In neonatal herpes
, selective use of caesarean delivery and antiviral therapy can decrease incidence and improve outcomes.
Ocular involvement occurs in 20% of cases of neonatal herpes
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.