Luis Castagnini, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Luis Castagnini

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Type 1 Herpes Simplex Infection in Children

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Herpes Simplex type-1 Infection beyond the neonatal period? What are the typical findings for this disease? Typical findings of herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) infection in children depend on the site of infection. 1. Primary orolabial infection (gingivostomatitis): children present with oral lesions…

Roseola and herpes 6 and 7 infections

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Roseola, or exanthem subitum, is caused by the DNA virus human herpesvirus type 6 (HHV-6). HHV-6 commonly causes a febrile illness in young children between the ages of 5 to 18 months. The fevers often reach 39-40 degrees Celsius. The characteristic feature of roseola is the appearance of…

Neonatal Herpes Simplex Infections

Overview: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has neonatal herpes infection? What are the typical findings for this disease? Neonatal herpes infection is caused by a member of the herpesvirus family called Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), a large double stranded DNA virus. There are two types of HSV, called HSV…

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