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Can subtle seizures in a newborn be caused by HSV 2?

Neonatal herpes . Neonatal herpes from maternal transmission can be a very severe and potentially life threatening infection. Localized rash/blisters around the eye/mouth is an early sign. The rash can spread and the virus can disseminate to brain (encephalitis) and other organs. By now, the baby is very ill. The type of seizures can vary. Regardless, if u r concerned about seizure, see pediatrician immediately. Read more...
Very unlikely. If the child had obvious neonatal herpes within a month of age (he would have been extremely ill), residual brain damage could result in seizers at age 1 year. But that's much too late for a herpes infection to be the direct cause of seizures. Of course the child should be carefully checked by his pediatriican, but I see no reason for concern about herpes. Read more...
Yes. It happens, with subtle seizures progressing to overt ones within days as a sign of a terrible encephalitis. Many of these have acquires HSV during labor/delivery & become symptomatic within weeks. Their brain develops Swiss cheese like pockets and permanent loss of function. Most neonatal seizures are not HSV. Read more...

Can HSV 2 cause WBC level to be a little low?

No. Hsv2 does not cause your WBC to be low. If you have an abnormally low white blood cell count, then you need to request a consult with a hematologist! Read more...

Pos ELISA and neg wb for HIV on 10/23/12. Neg ELISA on 11/16/12 and neg ELISA on 1/31/13. Was the first ELISA a false pos? Can HSV 2 cause false pos?

Yes. This was likely to have been a false-positive elisa assay. That is exactly why the western blot confirmation is necessary. Almost anything stimulating antibody production from another infection to non-infectious inflammatory conditions can produce biologically false + testing. Read more...