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Of 1506 marrow transplant patients from 1980 through 1986 reviewed for risk factors for invasive candidal infection defined by positive blood cultures, biopsy, or histologic evidence of tissue invasion, 171 (11.4%) had invasive infection, with a significantly higher incidence in the more recent years of review; 40% (69 patients) had evidence of(More)
In a prospective, randomized trial, we compared intravenous acyclovir and vidarabine in the treatment of varicella-zoster virus infection in severely immunocompromised patients who presented within 72 hours of onset of the infection. Eleven patients were treated in each group. Cutaneous dissemination of infection occurred in none of the 10 acyclovir(More)
In a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial, we compared the therapeutic effect of oral acyclovir (400 mg five times daily for 10 days) with that of placebo in patients with marrow transplants and culture-proven recurrent mucocutaneous herpes simplex. Twelve patients received acyclovir and nine received placebo. Acyclovir treatment(More)
Ten marrow transplant recipients with biopsy-proven cytomegalovirus pneumonia were treated with the acyclic nucleoside analog 9-[2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl) ethoxymethyl]guanine (BW B759U). Viruria and viremia ceased after 4 days of treatment in all patients with cultures initially positive from these sites. Cytomegalovirus was eliminated from respiratory(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of ganciclovir for the treatment of cytomegalovirus enteritis after bone marrow transplant. DESIGN A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Inpatient units of a cancer center. PATIENTS Consecutive patients with biopsy-documented cytomegalovirus infection of the gastrointestinal tract.(More)
Patients undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation who are seropositive for cytomegalovirus are vulnerable to serious cytomegalovirus infection, presumably because of reactivation of latent endogenous virus and severe immunosuppression. We administered intravenous acyclovir from 5 days before to 30 days after allogeneic marrow transplantation for(More)
Both acyclovir and vidarabine are effective treatment for varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in immunosuppressed patients. To determine which is preferable, therapy with these two agents was compared in a prospective, randomized trial. A total of 22 immunocompromised patients undergoing treatment for hematologic malignancies and presenting with VZV(More)
To define an effective and convenient means for providing extended prophylaxis of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection to chronically immunocompromised patients, we studied a two-part regimen of intravenous, followed by oral, acyclovir after marrow transplantation. Seropositive patients were first given intravenous acyclovir until day 30 after transplant.(More)
To determine the most convenient and least expensive regimen for prevention of recurrent herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection after marrow transplantation, we conducted a randomized, double-blind comparison of intravenous acyclovir 250 mg/m2 and placebo given once daily for four weeks. Six of 14 acyclovir and nine of 13 placebo recipients shed HSV during(More)