Treatment of herpes simplex labialis.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Ophthalmology; Internal Medicine; Dermatology
Creator Kriesel, John D.; Spruance, Spotswood L.
Title Treatment of herpes simplex labialis.
Date 2002
Description Recurrent herpes simplex labialis is associated with mild morbidity, but remains a significant problem for people with frequent and/or severe recurrences. Both topical and peroral episodic antiviral treatments of recurrences are modestly effective at reducing the duration of signs and symptoms. Recent studies with high-dose, short-course valaciclovir suggest that maximum benefit from antiviral therapy may be achieved with as little as 1 day of treatment. Topical steroids may be useful in combination with an antiviral agent, but more needs to be learnt about the appropriate strength and duration of steroid therapy before a general recommendation can be made. Selected subgroups of patients are candidates for prophylactic treatment with perorally administered nucleoside antiviral agents. Prophylaxis with topical agents is not effective.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge Medical Publications
Volume 9
Issue 3
First Page 64
Last Page 69
Subject Randomized Controlled Trials; Steroids; Drug Administration Routes
Subject MESH Herpes Labialis; Antiviral Agents; Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Spruance SL, Kriesel JD. (2002). Treatment of herpes simplex labialis. Herpes, 9(3), 64-9.
Rights Management (c) Cambridge Medical Publications
Format Medium application/pdf
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