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Medical Term:

neonatal herpes

 

Definition: herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2 infection transmitted from the mother to the newborn infant, often during passage through an infected birth canal; generalized infection severity varies from mild to fatal, the latter especially with primary maternal genital herpes.

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