In this report, we describe a newborn that had vesicular eruptions and seizures and was initially thought to have congenital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection.
The infant was empirically given intravenous acyclovir for suspected congenital herpes simplex infection and phenobarbital for the management of seizures.
Thus, the results show heterogeneity of clinical manifestations of congenital infections and the lack of correlation of detection of IgM and IgG to CMV and HSV between the clinical symptoms (hepatobiliary, respiratory, cardiovascular systems, CNS) and indicate the difficulties in the diagnosis of congenital herpes
Histiocytosis is more common than congenital herpes
, which is among the most common misdiagnoses in affected neonates, Dr.
The treatment of a patient with herpes encephalitis at our health care center brought to light another weakness of the text: the only related listing in the handbook was for congenital herpes
associated with the neonate.