Sudden Death in a Neonate as a Result of Herpes Simplex Infection

    Volume 33, Issue 1 (January 1988)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Lifschultz, BD
    Deputy medical examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County, Chicago, IL

    Traisman, ES
    Clinical instructor of pediatrics, Northwestern University Medical School, Evanston, Chicago, IL

    Traisman, HS
    Professor of pediatrics, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

    Benuck, I
    Assistant professor of pediatrics, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

    Chasnoff, I
    Assistant professor of pediatrics, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

    Young, S
    Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

    (Received 8 May 1987; accepted 26 May 1987)

    Abstract

    This paper describes a case of a neonate with disseminated herpes simplex born to a 14-year-old asymptomatic mother. The infant's physical examination was normal at birth, and subsequent abnormalities were so subtle that infection was not recognized during life. Postmortem cultures of liver and spleen grew herpes simplex virus, and immunofluorescent direct antibody typing revealed Type 2. A cervical culture of the mother obtained after the infant's death was negative.


    Paper ID: JFS12461J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12461J

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    Title Sudden Death in a Neonate as a Result of Herpes Simplex Infection
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    Committee E30