Intrauterine Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Presenting with Hypopigmented Lesions


Address correspondence to Lynette C.M. Low, M.B.B.S., M.R.C.P. (UK), National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308205, Singapore, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a sexually transmitted infection that can be transmitted from mother to child in utero, perinatally, or postnatally. Cutaneous infection with HSV commonly presents as vesicles affecting the skin, eyes, or mouth. In our case, we report a well child with cutaneous hypopigmented patches at birth that preceded typical blistering.