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Description:This neonate displayed a maculopapular outbreak on his feet due to congenitally acquired herpes simplex virus. In this instance, due to the age of the patient, this condition is known as herpes simplex neonatorum. See PHIL 15115, for a closer view of these lesions.
Genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. It is important that women avoid contracting herpes during pregnancy because a first episode during pregnancy causes a greater risk of transmission to the baby. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Fortunately, infection of a baby from a woman with herpes infection is rare.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Judith Faulk
Creation Date:1973
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Links:CDC – Nat. Cntr. for HIV, STD and TB Prevention; Div. of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Genital Herpes
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