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Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection

Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection: Introduction

Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection: Central nervous system herpes infection in neonates is a herpes infection of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord) that develops in infants 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. Central nervous system infection will occur in nearly three quarters of infants with a herpes infection. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection is available below.

Symptoms of Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection

Treatments for Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection

  • 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
  • more treatments...»

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Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection: Complications

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Causes of Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection

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Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Prognosis for Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection

Prognosis for Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection: Of infants with localized central nervous system infection death occurs in 50% who don't receive treatment and 10% of those who do receive treatment. Most of the survivors have psychomotor retardation and other permanent neurological problems which can improve somewhat with time.

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  1. Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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