A rare instance of HSV puts a mother's new baby at risk
Mary, 29, presents with a single painful nodular lesion on her right palm.
She is two weeks’ post-partum, having delivered her baby at 34 weeks’ via emergency caesarean section for pre-eclampsia.
She has no other symptoms, is clinically well, with good blood pressure control on propranolol.
The lesion (Figure 1) began as a small red spot that became large and painful over several hours, with