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Is herpes simplex infection deadly to baby?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Neonatal Herpes
About 10% of infants born to mothers with active HSV will develop nnh with blood invasion by the virus, enlargement of internal organs, encephalitis & death or permanent disability.
Recognition of the problem & planned delivery before the rupture of fetal membranes has a protective effect & bypasses the primary exposure. Even women without active lesions have had infants develop nnh.

In brief: Neonatal Herpes
About 10% of infants born to mothers with active HSV will develop nnh with blood invasion by the virus, enlargement of internal organs, encephalitis & death or permanent disability.
Recognition of the problem & planned delivery before the rupture of fetal membranes has a protective effect & bypasses the primary exposure. Even women without active lesions have had infants develop nnh.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Yes...
To a newborn baby, who got infected with the virus during birth, it can be life-threatening, and requires immediate treatment.

In brief: Yes...
To a newborn baby, who got infected with the virus during birth, it can be life-threatening, and requires immediate treatment.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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