Management of Herpes in Pregnancy
Herpes virus causes painful vesicles with HSV-1 primarily causing oral lesions and HSV-2 causing genital lesions on the vagina, vulva, or cervix. Diagnosis is made either by viral culture or nucleic acid detection. Primary outbreaks are associated with much higher rates of neonatal HSV infection than recurrent outbreaks. If there are any active lesions or prodromal symptoms present during labor, delivery should be performed by cesarean section .
KeywordsHerpes simplex Neonatal herpes Vertical transmission
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