Neonatal herpes simplex virus.

  title={Neonatal herpes simplex virus.},
  author={Alberto Berardi and Licia Lugli and Cecilia Rossi and Chiara Laguardia Maria and Isotta Guidotti and Claudio Gallo and Fabrizio Ferrari},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  volume={24 Suppl 1},
Herpes simplex virus is an important cause of neonatal infection, which can lead to death or long-term disabilities. Rarely in utero, the transmission frequently occurs during delivery. The disease may be disseminated, localized to the central nervous system, or involving skin, eye and/or mouth. Mortality rates markedly decreased with high-dose antiviral treatment. Diagnosis of neonatal infection is based on viral isolation from ulcerated vesicles or by scarifying mucocutaneous lesions… CONTINUE READING