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Table 4 Antiviral treatment of neonatal HSV infection

From: Herpes simplex virus infection in pregnancy and in neonate: status of art of epidemiology, diagnosis, therapy and prevention

Infants Antiviral drug Recommended daily dosage Length of therapy
    Localised infections: 14 days
Treatment of neonatal hsv infection Acyclovir Intravenously: 3 × 10–20 mg/kg CNS or disseminated infections: 21 days
Suppressive treatment of cutaneous recurrences after neonatal herpes Acyclovir Orally: 2–3 × 300 mg/m2 For weeks to months
  1. Source: Swiss Herpes Management Forum, 2004