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Baby N who is delivered normally after 14 hours of labor catches an HSV infection shortly after birth. Should Dr. M prescribe Acyclovir to the newborn to treat the HSV infection ?

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SUGGESTIVE. OF HSV..... INFECTION ASSOCIATED. WITH NEWBORN. BABY... ..USUALLY.... HSV--2. INFECTION IN. 75%. BABIES...... AND HSV--1. IN 25%. BABIES .. ADVISABLE... ...1... ...... Y E S.... RECOMMENDED. DOSING... .. PARENTERAL. ( I/ V) 5 --10.....mg / KG. BODY. WT........ 8. HOURLY..... FOR AT. LEAST. 14. DAYS... REST. DEPENDS. UPON. THE. SEVERITY. OF. HSV. INFECTION..... ...WETHER....INFECTION. IS... ....... S. E. M ..........DISSEMINATED..

Yes acyclovir can be prescribed in newborns for treating hsv infection.

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