What is congenital herpes simplex?

Also known as: congenital HSV, neonatal herpes simplex, neonatal HSV.

It is the condition caused by the Herpes simplex virus.  It is the virus that can be transmitted sexually or by direct skin contact and causes genital sores and other symptoms in adults. When the virus is passed to an unborn fetus by the mother, this is known as congenital herpes simplex.

Reviewed by: Manuel Rafael Cotilla, MD

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