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January 1981

Fatal Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Healthy Child

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Dr Auch Moedy), Pediatrics (Dr Lerman), and Medical Microbiology (Drs Lerman and White), College of Medicine, University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(1):45-47. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130250033011

• A well-nourished, immunocompetent 11-month-old boy died of disseminated herpes simplex virus infection that caused severe hepatic damage. Herpes simplex virus is rarely a cause of fulminant hepatitis in a healthy person beyond the neonatal period.

(Am J Dis Child 135:45-47, 1981)