Prolonged maternal postpartum fever and neonatal herpes infection

M. Anyebuno, E. Lopez-Medina, P. J. Sánchez

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Abstract

Maternal postpartum fever that is suggestive of endometritis often triggers evaluation of the mother and newborn infant for bacterial infection. Two neonates whose mothers had persistent postpartum fever despite broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy developed disseminated herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. Obstetric and pediatric healthcare providers should be mindful of possible HSV infection if there is postpartum fever unresponsive to antibiotics, and both mother and neonate should be evaluated appropriately and treated promptly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)716-717
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Postpartum Period
Fever
Mothers
Newborn Infant
Virus Diseases
Simplexvirus
Infection
Endometritis
Bacterial Infections
Health Personnel
Obstetrics
Pediatrics
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Neonatal herpes
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Prolonged maternal postpartum fever and neonatal herpes infection. / Anyebuno, M.; Lopez-Medina, E.; Sánchez, P. J.

In: Journal of Perinatology, Vol. 34, No. 9, 2014, p. 716-717.

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Anyebuno, M, Lopez-Medina, E & Sánchez, PJ 2014, 'Prolonged maternal postpartum fever and neonatal herpes infection', Journal of Perinatology, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 716-717. https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2014.82
Anyebuno, M. ; Lopez-Medina, E. ; Sánchez, P. J. / Prolonged maternal postpartum fever and neonatal herpes infection. In: Journal of Perinatology. 2014 ; Vol. 34, No. 9. pp. 716-717.
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