Fulminant Hepatitis Due to Father-to-Newborn Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus type 1
A Bal1, C Zandotti1, A Nougairede2, L Ninove2, B Roquelaure3, R.N Charrel*, 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
First Page: 96
Last Page: 97
Publisher Id: TOVJ-7-96
Article History:Received Date: 4/9/2013
Revision Received Date: 7/10/2013
Acceptance Date: 8/10/2013
Electronic publication date: 31/10/2013
Collection year: 2013
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We describe a case of a severe neonatal infection by herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 acquired postnatally from his father. The delivery and the first days of life were normal. He developed liver failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation when he was 19 days old. He was treated with intravenous acyclovir and the outcome was favorable. This case underlines that prevention of post-natal transmission of HSV merits to be considered in educational pregnancy programs directed at mothers and fathers.