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What conditions in baby are caused by the herps simplex virus?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Local/general/brain
Herpes simplex is a devastating infection in babies.
The virus can enter from the birth canal & fetal membranes or be acquired during delivery. Skin sores may appear within days, or baby can circulate the germ as a blood poisoning & it ends up invading the brain & other tissues.Even aggressive treatment may not prevent the virus from creating swiss cheese like destruction of brain tissue.

In brief: Local/general/brain
Herpes simplex is a devastating infection in babies.
The virus can enter from the birth canal & fetal membranes or be acquired during delivery. Skin sores may appear within days, or baby can circulate the germ as a blood poisoning & it ends up invading the brain & other tissues.Even aggressive treatment may not prevent the virus from creating swiss cheese like destruction of brain tissue.
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