Disseminated herpes simplex infection in an immunocompromised pregnancy: Treatment with intravenous acyclovir

C. Chazotte, F. Andersen, W. R. Cohen

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Abstract

In this article, we report a case of third-trimester disseminated herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in an immunocompromised gravida who was treated with parenteral acyclovir. Rapid resolution of lesions occurred, and the fetus was delivered at term without evident abnormalities. Of the four previous reports on this therapy, there has been one maternal death and survival of all neonates. Acyclovir should be considered in the treatment of disseminated HSV infection in pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-364
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987

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Herpes Simplex
Acyclovir
Virus Diseases
Simplexvirus
Pregnancy
Maternal Death
Third Pregnancy Trimester
Infection
Fetus
Newborn Infant
Therapeutics

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Disseminated herpes simplex infection in an immunocompromised pregnancy : Treatment with intravenous acyclovir. / Chazotte, C.; Andersen, F.; Cohen, W. R.

In: American Journal of Perinatology, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1987, p. 363-364.

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