Herpes, Neonatal: Introduction
Herpes, Neonatal: Neonatal herpes is the infection of a newborn with the herpes virus within the first six weeks of life. The virus may be transmitted from the mother to the baby while it is still in the uterus or during delivery. The risk of transmitting the virus is highest if genital herpes is contracted during the late stages of the pregnancy. A mother with long standing or recurring herpes infection usually has sufficient antibodies to the virus to prevent the infant becoming infected. Neonatal herpes can also be contracted when an infant comes into contact with an infected person e.g. being kissed by and adult with cold sores. A cesarean birth may be advised for mothers who have active genital lesions.
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Treatments for Herpes, Neonatal
- Acyclovir - usually high dose through an IV
- Treatment of neonatal herpes requires intensive inpatient care. Treatment includes:
- Antiviral therapy - usually intravenous with agents such as acyclovir
- Supportive therapy - intravenous fluids, management of seizures etc
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A significant number of infants who contract the herpes virus and receive treatment still suffer complications such as mental retardation, neurological damage or death. Thus, if the mother is aware of having the infection, professional advice should be sought to reduce the risk. The rate of transmission of the virus from infected mothers is considered low.
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