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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Forensic Sciences|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)