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Herpes simplex virus infection in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22566740     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Infection with herpes simplex is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Because the infection is common in women of reproductive age it can be contracted and transmitted to the fetus during pregnancy and the newborn. Herpes simplex virus is an important cause of neonatal infection, which can lead to death or long-term disabilities. Rarely in the uterus, it occurs frequently during the transmission delivery. The greatest risk of transmission to the fetus and the newborn occurs in case of an initial maternal infection contracted in the second half of pregnancy. The risk of transmission of maternal-fetal-neonatal herpes simplex can be decreased by performing a treatment with antiviral drugs or resorting to a caesarean section in some specific cases. The purpose of this paper is to provide recommendations on management of herpes simplex infections in pregnancy and strategies to prevent transmission from mother to fetus.
Authors:
Gianluca Straface; Alessia Selmin; Vincenzo Zanardo; Marco De Santis; Alfredo Ercoli; Giovanni Scambia
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-04-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1098-0997     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-08     Completed Date:  2012-07-19     Revised Date:  2013-06-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9318481     Medline TA:  Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385697     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Policlinico Abano Terme, 35031 Abano Terme (PD), Italy. gianluca.straface@casacura.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
Cesarean Section
Female
Herpes Simplex / prevention & control,  transmission*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / prevention & control*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis,  prevention & control*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents
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