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Practice guidelines for the management of bacterial meningitis.
Allan R. Tunkel, Barry J. Hartman, Sheldon L. Kaplan, Bruce A. Kaufman, Karen L. Roos, W. Michael Scheld, and Richard J. Scheld are the authors of this study, which aims to contribute to the understanding of central nervous system disorders and its role in disease. Expand
Clinical practice. Herpes zoster.
Human Herpesviruses: Biology, Therapy, and Immunoprophylaxis
This book discusses pathogenesis, clinical disease, Host Response, and Epidemiology, as well as vaccines, immunotherapy, and other subjects related to infectious disease and epidemiology. Expand
Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster.
The results of controlled trials and the clinical experience of the authors support the use of acyclovir, brivudin (where available), famciclovir, and valacy Clovir as first-line antiviral therapy for the treatment of patients with HZ. Expand
Herpes simplex encephalitis: adolescents and adults.
  • R. Whitley
  • Medicine
  • Antiviral research
  • 1 September 2006
Investigative efforts are assessing the prognostic value of quantitative PCR detection of viral DNA at the onset of therapy as well as at the completion of therapy and the contribution of prolonged antiviral therapy to improved neurologic outcome. Expand
Herpes simplex virus infections
This review provides a contemporary interpretation of the biological properties, function, epidemiology, and treatment of HSV diseases. Expand
The management of encephalitis: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
The guideline includes data on the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of many viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and helminthic etiologies of encephalitis and provides information on when specific etiologic agents should be considered in individual patients with encephalopathy. Expand
Viral encephalitis: familiar infections and emerging pathogens
Current understanding of viral encephalitides is reviewed with particular reference to emerging viral infections and the availability of existing treatment regimens. Expand
Herpes simplex viruses.
Drug resistance was considered rare and resistant isolates were thought to be less pathogenic until a series of acyclovir-resistant HSV isolates from patients with AIDS were characterized. Expand
Effect of ganciclovir therapy on hearing in symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease involving the central nervous system: a randomized, controlled trial.
Ganciclovir therapy begun in the neonatal period in symptomatically infected infants with CMV infection involving the central nervous system prevents hearing deterioration at 6 months and may prevent Hearing deterioration at > or =1 year. Expand