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Can neonatal herpes hurt my baby bad?

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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 baby is usually delivered by caesarian section to avoid neonatal herpes.

Answered 9/28/2016

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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 scan on survivors is like Swiss cheese. Permanent disability is common. Even early recognition and treatment does not assure a good outcome.

Answered 12/30/2015

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