Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 10th, 2005
According to a case report in the journal Pediatrics, cutaneous HSV-2 infection "was recognized at 19 days of age in a 1,415-g female infant born at 31 weeks of gestation."
"Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) HSV polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was negative, and MRI of the brain was normal," noted M. Fonseca-Aten and coauthors at the University of Texas. "After a 14-day course of high-dose intravenous acyclovir, the infant developed a cutaneous recurrence at 38 days of age."
"CSF HSV PCR again was negative. She was...
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