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Management of neonatal herpes simplex virus infection and exposure
  1. Swetha G Pinninti,
  2. David W Kimberlin
  1. Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr David W Kimberlin, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1600 Seventh Avenue South, CHB 303, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA; dkimberlin{at}peds.uab.edu

Abstract

Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are rare but are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Advances in diagnostic modalities to identify these infants, as well as the development of safe and effective antiviral therapy, have revolutionised the management of affected infants. This review will summarise the epidemiology of neonatal HSV infections and discuss the management of infants with HSV exposure and infection.

  • neonatal herpes
  • genital herpes
  • acyclovir
  • PCR

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