The mortality of neonatal herpes simplex virus infection

Eduardo Lopez-Medina, Joseph B. Cantey, Pablo J. Sánchez

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This retrospective study characterized the clinical course of 13 neonates who died with herpes simplex virus infection from 2001 to 2011, representing a 26% case-fatality rate. Fatal disease developed at ≤48 hours of age in one-third of infants, was mostly disseminated disease, and occurred despite early administration of high-dose acyclovir therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1529-1532.e1
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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