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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* Myth 1: A negative maternal history for genital herpes makes neonatal herpes simplex unlikely.
"Neonatal herpes is the one that will give us the most sleepless nights," Dr.
MAUI, HAWAII -- Polymerase chain reaction testing is now important for diagnosing neonatal herpes simplex encephalitis, Dr.
* Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) symptoms typically appear between 1 and 3 weeks of life, with 60% to 70% of cases presenting with classic clustering vesicles on an erythematous base.
The baby was diagnosed with neonatal herpes, a highly contagious herpes simplex virus, because of which all her organs were shutting down one after the other.
(27,28) Neonatal herpes infection is a potentially devastating consequence of common genital HSV infection.
The coroner recommended the Health Minister include neonatal herpes as a formally notifiable disease and commended the family for raising awareness.
Robinson, Canadian Paediatric Society, and Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee, "Prevention and management of neonatal herpes simplex virus infections," Paediatrics and Child Health, vol.
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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