Vesicular lesions in a 11-day-old newbborn (Page 1/1)
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Virat Sirisanthana, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics, Chiang Mai University
An 11-day-old premature newborn has had skin lesion as inthe below figures. The lesion developed on day 7 of life and started at the scalp.
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What is the diagnosis?
Answer: He has neonatal HSV infecction.
Suggested reading: Annunziato PW, Gershon A, Herpes Simplex Virus Infections. Pediatrics in Review 1996,17(12), 415-23.

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