HSV uncommon among infants undergoing meningitis testing

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Takeaway

  • Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is highly uncommon in infants presenting to the emergency department (ED) with suspected meningitis.
  • HSV appears to be most frequent in the second week of life and declines substantially through month 2.

Why this matters

  • HSV testing and empirical...