Management of neonatal herpes simplex virus infection and exposure.

Academic Article


  • 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.
  • Keywords

  • PCR, acyclovir, genital herpes, neonatal herpes, Adult, Antiviral Agents, Female, Herpes Simplex, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical, Male, Maternal Exposure, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Prognosis
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Pinninti SG; Kimberlin DW
  • Start Page

  • F240
  • End Page

  • F244
  • Volume

  • 99
  • Issue

  • 3