Herpes simplex virus DNAemia preceding neonatal disease

Joseph B. Cantey, Alan M. Klein, Pablo J. Sánchez

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Polymerase chain reaction testing of blood for herpes simplex virus (HSV) is recommended for newborns delivered to mothers with active genital HSV lesions at delivery. We report an infant who had a positive blood HSV polymerase chain reaction test before the onset of clinical signs of HSV disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1308-1309
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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