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However, a latently infected cell cannot be cured and thus aciclovir does not eradicate herpesvirus from an infected individual, but it can be used to prevent clinical recurrences. The compound has proved to be remarkably safe in clinical practice and some patients have taken the drug orally (daily) for several years. In fact in several countries in the European Community, aciclovir can be purchased as an 'over-the-counter' drug for self-prescription for cutaneous HSV infection, as with cold sores around the mouth.
Acyclovir and valaciclovir (Fig. 1) are used in the treatment of mucosal, cutaneous and systemic HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections (including herpetic keratitis, herpetic encephalitis, genital herpes, neonatal herpes, and herpes labialis), and VZV infections (including varicella and herpes zoster). Acyclovir is administered orally at doses of 1 g (5 x 200mg) per day for genital herpes, up to 4 g (5 x 800mg) per day for herpes zoster or topically as a 3 ophthalmic cream for herpetic keratitis or 5 cream for herpes labialis or intravenously at 30mg kg (3 x 10mg kg) per day for herpetic encephalitis or other severe infections with herpesviruses. Valaciclovir is administered orally at 1 g (2 x 500mg) per day for genital herpes and up to 3 g (3 x 1g) per day for herpes zoster.
Currently, a great deal of interest is in the newly recognized family of viruses known as HSV-6. This virus family is distantly related to HSV-1 (the cold sore virus) but is very closely related to the EBV and yet another family of viruses called HSV-7. Both HSV-6 and another closely related virus HSV-7 share two thirds of their DNA structure with the EBV virus. Cross-reactivity of antibody to these viruses might be one explanation of the finding of antibody to EBV in
Latent infection An infection in which infectious virus is not demonstrable until activated. The classic example is that of Human herpesvirus 1 infection of the dorsal root ganglia between episodes of 'cold sores'. Only a small region of the virus genome is expressed during latency yielding 'latency-associated transcripts' (LATs), and no infectious virus can be found. The role of the LATs is unclear, as they are not essential to maintain latency. In response to certain stimuli, such as immunosuppression, UV light, hormonal changes or stress, reactivation may occur with production of infectious virus and the reappearance of 'cold sores'. The exact mechanism by which reactivation occurs is unknown. All herpesviruses appear to be capable of establishing latent infections in the nervous system of their hosts. The term 'latency' is sometimes more widely
The eight human herpes viruses cause a variety of pathophysiological conditions ranging in severity from mild cold sores to life threatening illnesses in immunocompromised patients. While herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 typically cause localized cold sores and genital herpes, other members of the herpesviridae family can be more problematic. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is the causative agent in chicken pox whilst human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is particularly difficult for the immunocompromised population, including AIDS patients where clinical manifestations include retinitis, colitis, oesophagitis, and pneumonia (78). Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is responsible for mononucleosis in immunocompetent patients and lymphoma in immunocompromised individuals. Finally, HHV-6, HHV-7 and HHV-8 are the remaining known pathogenic herpes viruses of which HHV-8 is responsible for the debilitating effects of Kaposi's sarcoma. Nine antiviral agents are licensed to treat infections caused by the...
The FDA has recently approved a 10 docosanol (38) cream formulation (Abreva) as the first available OTC cold sore medicine. This drug has been shown to interact indirectly with the virus by modifying the cell membrane in such a way as to inhibit the virus envelope cell membrane fusion process, thus blocking viral entry (64).
In Herpes 1, labial herpes ('cold sore') is the most common manifestation. The primary infection is symptomless in most cases, but may present as fever, enlarged submandibular lymph nodes, sore throat, gingivostomatitis with ulcers or vesicles, oedema, with associated anorexia, pain and malaise. This condition usually lasts for 10-21 days, and may be accompanied by inability to eat or drink. Dehydration may be a problem, especially in small children. Symptomatic primary infection is most common in children of 1-5 years of age, with an incubation time of 2-12 days, mean about 4 days. There may be a prodrome of burning, itching or tingling pain for some hours followed by groups of vesicles usually on the external borders of the lips. Lesions may also be found in skin surrounding the lips chin, cheeks or nose. Within a few days the vesicles progress to pustules or ulcers with brownish-yellow crusts. Pain is most severe in the beginning and resolves during the next 4-5 days.
Side effects of both epidural and intrathecal opioids are dose dependent and are more severe for less lipophilic drugs such as morphine. With the exception of urinary retention (which is not dose related), all the side effects seen after neuraxial administration of opioids may occur following parenteral administration (although itching is common only when opioids are given epidurally or intrathecally). A unique side effect is the potential for reactivation of herpes simplex labialis 2-5 days after the epidural administration of morphine. Several theories have been proposed, but the exact mechanism is uncertain.
Genital herpes Genital herpes is a contagious viral infection primarily affecting the genitals of men and women. It is characterized by recurrent clusters of vesicles and lesions in the affected areas and is caused by the herpes simplex-2 virus (HSV-2). This virus is one of several species of the herpes virus responsible for chick-enpox, shingles, mononucleosis, and oral herpes (fever blisters or cold sores, HSV-1). Infections have reached epidemic proportions with 500,000 diagnosed each year in the U.S. One in five American adults has genital herpes. including chickenpox, shingles, mononucleosis, oral herpes (fever blisters or cold sores, HSV-1) and roseola infantum. These are DNA viruses.
Herpes viruses are large DNA viruses (see Figure 3-4) categorized into eight distinct types that replicate in skin cells where the virus causes lesions. In the case of herpes simplex, the lesions are often called cold sores or fever blisters. These sores heal within a couple of weeks, but they recur, often when a person is under stress. A variety of stressors, such as sunlight, activate the virus. The source of recurring outbreaks appears to be infected nerve cells that harbor the virus in a dormant state and protect it from attack by the human immune system. Acyclovir is an antiherpes agent that acts as a chain terminator, thereby blocking herpes virus DNA replication. In this case, conversion of acyclovir to its active form is carried out efficiently by a viral enzyme but not
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