a complication of infection with herpes simplex type 2 wherein the virus within a pregnant female might be given to the growing baby. The fetal infection might develop into an intense blood disorder and can also cause a fatal type of encephalitis. It is most probable for this complication to appear in the later stages of pregnancy.

PERINATAL HERPES-VIRUS INFECTION: "Amy was quite distraught when she learned of her perinatal herpes-virus infection- she'd assumed there was no risk of her baby contracting it as long as she had a C-section."
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