Herpes Simplex Virus HSV Infection in Pregnancy AO22 v4
The scope of this guideline is the inpatient and outpatient management of genital herpes simplex virus infection in the antenatal intrapartum and postnatal periods. This document was produced in accordance with the guidance set out in a joint BASHH and RCOG guideline on the management of herpes in pregnancy issued in October 2014. This national guideline elaborates on the risks to mothers and babies that are touched on in this guideline.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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