Perineal muco-cutaneous herpes zoster treated with brivudin.

Herpes zoster results from the reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV) from the dorsal root ganglion of sensory nerves. It is rarely described in the pediatric population. We report the case of an 8-year-old immunocompetent boy with a painful lumbosacral herpes zoster that was treated with brivudin and achieved rapid and sustained improvement in the absence of muco-cutaneous or pharmacological side effects.
AuthorsOsvaldo Correia, Marta A Pereira, Teresa Pereira, António Santos
JournalThe Journal of dermatological treatment (J Dermatolog Treat) Vol. 19 Issue 4 Pg. 255-6 ( 2008) ISSN: 1471-1753 [Electronic] England
PMID18608718 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Antiviral Agents
  • brivudine
  • Bromodeoxyuridine
  • Antiviral Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Bromodeoxyuridine (analogs & derivatives, therapeutic use)
  • Child
  • Herpes Zoster (drug therapy, pathology)
  • Humans
  • Male

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