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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology