Congenital herpes infection: - IJCH
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Herpetic eye disease is the most common infectious cause of corneal blindness in developed countries. As many as 60% of corneal ulcer in developing countries may be the result of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection, and 10 million people worldwide may have herpetic eye disease. Maternal genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection, asymptomatic in 70% of cases. HSV disease of newborn is acquired during one of three distinct time intervals: Intrauterine (5%), peripartum(85%), and postpartum (5%). We describe a newborn with bilateral corneal ulcer with anterior staphyloma and perforation. This case report highlights not only the apparently rare occurrence of bilateral corneal ulcer in newborn but also the potential risk of blindness for infected neonates....

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