The mortality of neonatal herpes simplex virus infection

Eduardo Lopez-Medina, Joseph B. Cantey, Pablo J. Sánchez

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Abstract

This retrospective study characterized the clinical course of 13 neonates who died with herpes simplex virus infection from 2001 to 2011, representing a 26% case-fatality rate. Fatal disease developed at ≤48 hours of age in one-third of infants, was mostly disseminated disease, and occurred despite early administration of high-dose acyclovir therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1529-1532.e1
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume166
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Lopez-Medina, E., Cantey, J. B., & Sánchez, P. J. (2015). The mortality of neonatal herpes simplex virus infection. Journal of Pediatrics, 166(6), 1529-1532.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.03.004