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Herpes simplex virus infection in pregnancy - An update.

Herpes Simplex virus (HSV) infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections among women of the reproductive age. It is estimated to affect about 2-3% of pregnant women. Vertical transmission during pregnancy is rare occurring in less than 1% of cases but for those with active lesions or shedding the virus asymptomatically the risk of vertical transmission intrapartum is high. Neonates with HSV may develop severe consequences such as disseminated, central nervous system and skin, eye mouth/mucous disease or suffer mortality. A high index of suspicion, timely diagnosis and institution of appropriate treatment during acute and recurrent episodes will reduce the risk of vertical transmission and therefore neonatal consequences. Routine screening for HSV in pregnancy is not recommended. This review provides an overview of HSV in pregnancy, diagnosis and management especially around unique scenarios such as prelabour preterm rupture of fetal membranes and presentation with active disease in labour.

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