herpes simplex virus

Consider herpes simplex in children with recurrent unilateral diseasePediatric herpes simplex virus should be part of the differential diagnosis when a patient has unilateral recurrent disease in the anterior segment.
Baby with recurrent blisters
Baby with recurrent blistersThe parents of a healthy 11-month-old girl eagerly seek a consultation for a recurrent blistering brown bump on the baby’s right cheek, present since birth. Recently, the blistering episodes seem to be decreasing, although the bump continues to become bright red a few times a week.
Suspicious blister on a newborn’s scalpYou are called to the nursery to evaluate a vigorous, healthy-appearing, small-for-gestational-age, full-term, 2-day-old boy with a blister on the vertex of his scalp that was noted in the delivery room.
Boy with worst-case dermatitis
Boy with worst-case dermatitisYou are called to the emergency room to see an ill-looking, 13-year-old boy with a severe flare of his atopic dermatitis associated with fever, malaise, and chills, which started a week ago.
Drug-resistant disease re-emerge, gain strengthKey concerns regarding infectious diseases with cutaneous manifestations include the expanding reach of infections formerly thought rare and exotic, experts say. Meanwhile, they add, some infections rarely seen stateside in recent years are resurging.
More teens lack HSV-1 antibodiesAn increasing number of American adolescents lack herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 antibodies, making them more susceptible to genital herpes following sexual debut, according to a recent study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Ob/gyn neglects to read test results; infant is exposed to HSV
Sexually transmitted infections in adolescentsTo optimize treatment and prevent sequelae of STIs in adolescents, screening and diagnosis must be tailored to their unique needs.
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