Neonatal herpes simplex virus infection: maternal risk stratification and management of at-risk neonates
Herpes simplex virus infection during the neonatal period is a relatively rare but serious diagnosis, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Stratified management of mothers whose infants are at risk of perinatal infection and associated neonatal actions should be considered on a case-by-case basis. In this article, we discuss current guidance and challenges to clinical practice using a case-based approach to aid learning.
ST4 Paediatric Trainee, Northern Deanery
ST3 Paediatric Trainee, Northern Deanery
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
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