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Herpes simplex virus in Infant/Neonate
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Herpes simplex virus in Infant/Neonate

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Contributors: Susan Burgin MD, Eric Ingerowski MD, FAAP, Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD
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Synopsis

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in the infant typically occurs when the virus is acquired from caregivers, family members, or other children. HSV infection may also be transmitted to male newborns during out-of-hospital circumcision. Those with pre-existing dermatitis can be predisposed to infection. Characteristic skin lesions are vesicles, pustules, crusts, or erosions. Rarely there can be co-infection of the skin with Staphylococcal aureus and HSV together. Other symptoms of primary HSV infection in an infant include feeding problems, fever, and/or lethargy. In infants with atopic dermatitis, HSV can spread widely (eczema herpeticum).

See neonatal herpes for discussion of perinatal infection.

Codes

ICD10CM:
B00.1 – Herpesviral vesicular dermatitis

SNOMEDCT:
88594005 – Herpes simplex

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Last Reviewed: 12/16/2016
Last Updated: 01/16/2017
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Herpes simplex virus : Grouped configuration, Recurring episodes or relapses, Umbilicated vesicle
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