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<< Pediatric Herpes Simplex Virus Infections: An Evidence-Based Approach To Treatment

Disposition

The disposition of a patient with HSV infection depends upon the age of the patient, the location of the infection, and any comorbid illnesses that the patient may have. The neonate with presumed or confirmed HSV infection and the patient with presumed or confirmed herpes encephalitis should be hospitalized for monitoring and parenteral acyclovir. The majority of patients who present with oral HSV lesions can be discharged home.

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