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Can neonatal herpes hurt my baby bad?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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