Neonatal herpes

Common Name(s)

Neonatal herpes

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Following organizations serve the condition "Neonatal herpes" for support, advocacy or research.

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ProjectAccept.org

To gather together all individuals and groups affected by HSV(herpes) & HPV into one social movement; to organize and empower the community in order to fund ProjectAccept.org which will combat HSV & HPV on the following fronts: Awareness: To raise public awareness of both the present and the potential impact of viruses on the uninfected and their loved ones Acceptance: To combat the stigma surrounding HSV & HPV; to make life for the affected easier, while fighting the spread of the viruses through more open communication Virus Research: To combat the disease(s) medically

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Neonatal herpes" for support, advocacy or research.

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ProjectAccept.org

To gather together all individuals and groups affected by HSV(herpes) & HPV into one social movement; to organize and empower the community in order to fund ProjectAccept.org which will combat HSV & HPV on the following fronts: Awareness: To raise public awareness of both the present and the potential impact of viruses on the uninfected and their loved ones Acceptance: To combat the stigma surrounding HSV & HPV; to make life for the affected easier, while fighting the spread of the viruses through more open communication Virus Research: To combat the disease(s) medically

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Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Neonatal herpes" returned 51 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neonatal case of herpes simplex virus encephalitis after delivery from a woman whose genital herpes simplex virus infection had been treated with acyclovir.
 

Author(s): Sakae Kumasaka, Atsushi Takagi, Kentaro Kuwabara, Makoto Migita

Journal: J Nippon Med Sch. 2013 ;80(6):456-9.

 

A case of herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis in a neonate after delivery from a woman whose genital HSV infection had been treated with acyclovir is reported. The main approach to prevent genital HSV infection in the neonate is interruption of transmission at the time of delivery. ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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Herpes simplex virus type 2 cross-sectional seroprevalence and the estimated rate of neonatal infections among a cohort of rural Malawian female adolescents.
 

Author(s): Christopher R Sudfeld, Paul C Hewett, Nadia N Abuelezam, Satvika Chalasani, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Christine A Kelly, Barbara S Mensch

Journal: Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Nov;89(7):561-7.

 

To assess herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence among rural Malawian adolescent women and estimate the number of neonatal herpes infections among infants of these adolescents.

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2013

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Neonatal herpes encephalitis caused by a virologically confirmed acyclovir-resistant herpes simplex virus 1 strain.
 

Author(s): Satsuki Kakiuchi, Shigeaki Nonoyama, Hajime Wakamatsu, Kazuhiro Kogawa, Lixin Wang, Hitomi Kinoshita-Yamaguchi, Mutsuyo Takayama-Ito, Chang-Kweng Lim, Naoki Inoue, Masashi Mizuguchi, Takashi Igarashi, Masayuki Saijo

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2013 Jan;51(1):356-9.

 

A neonate with herpes simplex virus 1 encephalitis was treated with intravenous acyclovir. During the course of therapy, the infection became intractable to the treatment and a mutation in the viral thymidine kinase gene (nucleotide G375T, amino acid Q125H) developed. This mutation ...

Last Updated: 27 Dec 2012

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The terms "Neonatal herpes" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The immunologic basis for severe neonatal herpes disease and potential strategies for therapeutic intervention.
 

Author(s): Soren Gantt, William J Muller

Journal: Clin. Dev. Immunol.. 2013 ;2013():369172.

 

Herpes simplex viruses types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) infect a large proportion of the world's population. Infection is life-long and can cause periodic mucocutaneous symptoms, but it only rarely causes life-threatening disease among immunocompetent children and adults. However, ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2013

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Acute retinal necrosis caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 in children: reactivation of an undiagnosed latent neonatal herpes infection.
 

Author(s): Charles Grose

Journal: Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2012 Sep;19(3):115-8.

 

Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is known to cause acute retinal necrosis (ARN). The availability of HSV-2-specific polymerase chain reaction tests for diagnostic analysis has greatly increased our ability to discriminate ARN caused by HSV-2 from ARN caused by either herpes simplex ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2012

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Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections: where are we now?
 

Author(s): Clara Thompson, Richard Whitley

Journal: Adv. Exp. Med. Biol.. 2011 ;697():221-30.

 

Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality despite advances in diagnosis and treatment. Prior to antiviral therapy, 85% of patients with disseminated HSV disease and 50% of patients with central nervous system disease died ...

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2010

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