Acyclovir prevents dissemination of varicella in immunocompromised children.

  title={Acyclovir prevents dissemination of varicella in immunocompromised children.},
  author={Georgette Nyerges and Zs{\'o}fia M{\'e}szner and E Gyarmati and S{\"a}ndor Kerpel-Fronius},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={157 2},
Fifty immunocompromised children with varicella who exhibited no signs of dissemination were treated with intravenous acyclovir or placebo in a double-blind, randomized study. Twelve of 25 placebo recipients were withdrawn from treatment because of their deteriorating condition and were given open acyclovir therapy; only one of 25 recipients of acyclovir was similarly withdrawn (P less than .001). Among those patients who did not receive open treatment, acyclovir significantly reduced time to… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
11 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 11 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…