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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes...: ...If it is not recognized and treated promptly. If a pregnant woman has a positive herpes virus culture anytime in the last 4 weeks of pregnancy, the ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
A 10 ON BAD SCALE: If at all possible you want to avoid this possibility.The germ has a habit of entering the babies brain and destroying tissue. The appearance on a CT ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Understand: This can be a severe and devastating illness. Pray that your baby will get better quickly without much damage. Talk to your doctors, minister, frien ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rare but deadly: This disease is uncommon but can occur in women who have had herpes and are shedding the virus around the time of delivery. It can be hard to tell whe ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Neonatal herpes: Neonatal herpes is defined as an infection with the herpes virus within the few several weeks after birth. Transmission generally occurs during vagina ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Usually type 2: If the mother has previous herpes, therefore immunity, she transmits this immunity to her newborn by passive transfer. This protects the infant for se ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience Dermatology
See below: Neonatal herpes simplex is a herpes simplex infection that occurs in newborns and is usually passed along from the mother during delivery of the baby. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Acyclovir: Intravenous Acyclovir is the first line treatment when neonatal herpes is suspected or confirmed. Unfortunately, even with aggressive treatment, the g ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
17 years experience Pediatrics
Hospitalization: Hospitalization and treatment with Intravenous acyclovir. Blood work and spinal tap to rule out spread of infection to the blood and the brain. Csec ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: No. Not at all. Once infected with herpes always infected. An infected human sheds the herpes virus at the point of infection at unpredictable rates ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably safe: Sorry about your neonate. Your toddler has almost certainly been exposed and infected, whether symptomatically or not, with the same virus. They are ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This is the expected outcome for untreated cases (85%).Response to treatment is variable & factors in early recognition & agressive rx. Those infected ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Where are lesions?: If the lesions involve genital area that is possible.
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