Unexpected neonatal herpes simplex virus infection in a premature newborn baby
In this article, we describe a case of neonatal herpes simplex virus infection with CNS involvement in an extremely premature infant delivered to a COVID-19 positive mother who had no history or symptoms of genital herpes infection. The infant completed a planned six-month course of acyclovir treatment and then prophylaxis but following discontinuation, he developed skin symptoms. Prophylaxis was resumed and continues at 24 months of age with several subsequent skin outbreaks. The difficulties from the mother’s perspective are also presented.
Neonatal Clinical Fellow
St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey
Koritena M., McGrath J.
Unexpected neonatal herpes simplex virus infection in a premature newborn baby. Infant 2023; 19(4): 141-44.
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