Learn About Congenital Herpes Simplex

What is the definition of Congenital Herpes Simplex?
Congenital herpes simplex is when an infant is born infected with the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) is a contagious sexually transmitted disease that can infect a fetus while in the uterus or during vaginal delivery.
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What are the symptoms of Congenital Herpes Simplex?
Symptoms of congenital herpes simplex may include persistent fever, vesicles (fluid-filled blisters) on the skin and mucous membranes, sepsis, low body temperature, irritability, lethargy, respiratory distress, shallow or abnormal breathing (apnea), abdominal distention, enlarged liver, fluid in the abdomen (ascites), conjunctivitis (eye inflammation), yellowing of skin and whites of eyes (jaundice), seizures, and coma.
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What are the current treatments for Congenital Herpes Simplex?
While there is no cure for congenital herpes simplex, treatment includes intravenous administration of the antiviral medication, acyclovir, followed by oral acyclovir suppressive therapy. Infants with eyes affected by congenital herpes simplex are additionally treated with topical 1% trifluridine, 0.1% iododeoxyuridine, or 0.15% ganciclovir.
Who are the top Congenital Herpes Simplex Local Doctors?
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Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit

AU 

Suzy Teutsch is in Australia. Teutsch is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Congenital Herpes Simplex. She is also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Congenital Herpes Simplex, Neonatal Herpes, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, and Fetal Enterovirus Syndrome.

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Asan Medical Center, University Of Ulsan College Of Medicine

Busan, KR 

Gha-hyun Lee is in Busan, Republic of Korea. Lee is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Congenital Herpes Simplex. They are also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Congenital Herpes Simplex, Herpes Simplex Encephalitis, Shingles, and Low Blood Pressure.

 
 
 
 
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University Of Sydney

Perth, WA, AU 

Marie Deverell is in Perth, Australia. Deverell is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Congenital Herpes Simplex. She is also highly rated in 6 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Congenital Herpes Simplex, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, Chickenpox, and Rubella.

What are the latest Congenital Herpes Simplex Clinical Trials?
Pharmacokinetics of Intravenous Acyclovir in Children Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation or High-intensity Antineoplastic Chemotherapy
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What are the Latest Advances for Congenital Herpes Simplex?
A Case Report of an Infant with Autosomal Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa: COL7A1 Gene Mutations at C2005T and G7922A.
Congenital Infections of the Nervous System.
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