Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

An Unusual Case of Congenital Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 (HSV-2) in an Extremely Premature Infant

Sfurti Nath MD, Rana Alissa MD, and Renu Sharma MD*

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, USA

*Correspondance to: Renu Sharma 

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Abstract

We report a case of congenital infection of Herpes Simplex Virus-2 (HSV-2) in an extremely premature infant born at 25 weeks of gestation presenting in unusual manner with hydrops, atypical, extensive, hemorrhagic bullous rash, hepatosplenomegaly, coagulopathy and multi-organ failure. Placental and autopsy investigations confirmed in-utero transmission of disseminated congenital HSV-2 infection without any maternal history of HSV.

Keywords:

Congenital HSV; Extreme prematurity; Hydops-fetalis

Citation:

Nath S, Alissa R, Sharma R. An Unusual Case of Congenital Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 (HSV-2) in an Extremely Premature Infant. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2208..

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