Disseminated neonatal herpes simplex virus type 1 from a maternal breast lesion

J. Z. Sullivan-Bolyai, K. H. Fife, R. F. Jacobs, Z. Miller, L. Corey

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Abstract

We report a case of fatal neonatal HSV-1 infection acquired by contact with a maternal breast lesion. Restriction endonuclease 'fingerprinting' revealed a similar pattern in the viruses isolated from the maternal breast lesion and the infant's skin lesion. The purpose of this report is to alert physicians of this potential route of transmission, especially in women experiencing primary mucocutaneous HSV infection at or near term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-457
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume71
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 11 1983
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Sullivan-Bolyai, J. Z., Fife, K. H., Jacobs, R. F., Miller, Z., & Corey, L. (1983). Disseminated neonatal herpes simplex virus type 1 from a maternal breast lesion. Pediatrics, 71(3), 455-457.