Treatment of Feline Herpesvirus-1 Associated Disease in Cats with Famciclovir and Related Drugs

@article{Malik2009TreatmentOF,
  title={Treatment of Feline Herpesvirus-1 Associated Disease in Cats with Famciclovir and Related Drugs},
  author={Richard Malik and Naomi S Lessels and Sarah Webb and Miriam Meek and Paul Gotis Graham and Carlo B. Vitale and Jacqueline M. Norris and Helen T. Power},
  journal={Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={40 - 48}
}
Background Feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1) is a common cause of ocular and upper respiratory disease in cats and kittens, and a potential cause of eosinophilic dermatitis. Hypothesis The systemic anti-herpes drug, famciclovir (Famvir; Novartis), would be effective in the clinical management of disease attributable to FHV-1, including conjunctivitis, keratitis, corneal sequestra, rhinosinusitis and FHV-1 associated dermatitis. Clinical outcome Oral famciclovir was used to treat signs considered… Expand
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