The treatment of herpes simplex infections: an evidence-based review.

Title

The treatment of herpes simplex infections: an evidence-based review.

Creator

Cernik Christina; Gallina Kelly; Brodell Robert T

Publisher

Archives of Internal Medicine

Date

2008
2008-06

Description

Genital and labial herpes simplex virus infections are frequently encountered by primary care physicians in the United States. Whereas the diagnosis of this condition is often straightforward, choosing an appropriate drug (eg, acyclovir, valacyclovir hydrochloride, or famciclovir) and dosing regimen can be confusing in view of (1) competing clinical approaches to therapy; (2) evolving dosing schedules based on new research; (3) approved regimens of the Food and Drug Administration that may not match recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or of other experts; and (4) dissimilar regimens for oral and genital infections. The physician must first choose an approach to treatment (ie, intermittent episodic therapy, intermittent suppressive therapy, or chronic suppressive therapy) based on defined clinical characteristics and patient preference. Then, an evidence-based dosing regimen must be selected. In this review, data from all sources are tabulated to provide a handy clinical reference.

Subject

2-Aminopurine/analogs & derivatives/therapeutic use; Acyclovir/analogs & derivatives/therapeutic use; Antiviral Agents/*therapeutic use; Drug Resistance; Evidence-Based Medicine; Famciclovir; Herpes Genitalis/*drug therapy; Herpes Labialis/*drug therapy; Humans; Recurrence; Risk Factors; Valacyclovir; Valine/analogs & derivatives/therapeutic use; Viral

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1137–1144

Issue

11

Volume

168

Citation

Cernik Christina; Gallina Kelly; Brodell Robert T, “The treatment of herpes simplex infections: an evidence-based review.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed November 30, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/2893.

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