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Congenital Herpes Simplex Virus in the Newborn: A Diagnostic Dilemma. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2016 Sep;5(3):e21-3

Date

03/30/2016

Pubmed ID

27021037

DOI

10.1093/jpids/piw013

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84995676723   4 Citations

Abstract

Although congenital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is rare, it is associated with severe morbidity. We report a 36-week gestational age infant who presented with atypical skin lesions, presumably mitigated by exposure to maternal antiviral suppressive therapy. The initial absence of typical herpetic vesicles and lack of viral detection in skin lesions delayed the correct diagnosis, highlighting the importance of differentiating HSV from other neonatal rashes.

Author List

Purewal R, Costello L, Garlapati S, Mitra S, Mitchell M, Moffett KS

Author

Michelle Mitchell MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Female
Herpes Simplex
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Simplexvirus