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Herpes Simplex Summary

Description: A group of acute infections caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2 that is characterized by the development of one or more small fluid-filled vesicles with a raised erythematous base on the skin or mucous membrane. It occurs as a primary infection or recurs due to a reactivation of a latent infection. (Dorland, 27th ed.)

Key Drugs and Agents for Herpes Simplex

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Acyclovir (Aciclovir) : 26 outcomes 37 studies in 287 results : FDA 51 Generic
  2. Thymidine Kinase : 11 outcomes 30 studies in 349 results : IBA
  3. Ganciclovir (Cytovene) : 7 outcomes 15 studies in 119 results : FDA 7 Generic
  4. Antiviral Agents (Antivirals) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 38 results : IBA
  5. Foscarnet : 4 outcomes 1 study in 13 results : FDA 2 Generic
  6. valacyclovir (valaciclovir) : 4 outcomes in 21 results : FDA 12 Generic
  7. famciclovir (Famvir) : 4 outcomes in 21 results : FDA 5 Generic
  8. Antibodies : 3 outcomes 18 studies in 179 results : IBA
  9. Vidarabine (Vira-A) : 3 outcomes 9 studies in 37 results : FDA 2
  10. Idoxuridine (Stoxil) : 3 outcomes 9 studies in 27 results : FDA 4 Generic
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Diseases Related to Herpes Simplex

  1. Infection
  2. Herpes Zoster
  3. Keratitis
  4. Chickenpox
  5. Neoplasms (Cancer)
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Key Therapies for Herpes Simplex

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  1. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 33 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 26 results
  3. Penetrating Keratoplasty : 2 outcomes in 8 results
  4. Hypnosis (Mesmerism) : 2 outcomes in 4 results
  5. Microspheres (Microsphere) : 2 outcomes in 2 results
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