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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333601/simultaneous-occurrence-of-varicella-zoster-virus-induced-pancreatitis-and-hepatitis-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Puneet Chhabra, Priyadarshi Ranjan, Deepak K Bhasin
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal complications are common after renal transplantation, including oral lesions, esophagitis, gastritis, diarrhea, and colon carcinoma. The differential diagnosis is difficult in this scenario because multiple factors such as drugs, infections, and preexisting gastrointestinal disease come into play. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of varicella zoster virus-induced pancreatitis and hepatitis in a renal transplant recipient. The patient underwent renal transplantation 3 years earlier and now presented with severe pain in the epigastrium radiating to his back and had raised serum lipase levels and skin lesions characteristic of varicella...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325183/antiherpetic-drugs-in-equine-medicine
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REVIEW
Lara K Maxwell
Since vaccination may not prevent disease, antiherpetic drugs have been investigated for the therapy of several equine herpesviruses. Drug efficacy has been assessed in horses with disease, but most evidence is in vitro, in other species, or empirical. Oral valacyclovir is most often administered in the therapy of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) to protect adult horses from equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy, while oral acyclovir is frequently administered for EHV-5 infection in the therapy of equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis...
April 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320407/association-between-sensitivity-of-viral-thymidine-kinase-associated-acyclovir-resistant-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-and-virulence
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Natsumi Omura, Hikaru Fujii, Tomoki Yoshikawa, Souichi Yamada, Shizuko Harada, Takuya Inagaki, Miho Shibamura, Haruko Takeyama, Masayuki Saijo
BACKGROUND: Acyclovir (ACV)-resistant (ACVr) herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infections are concern in immunocompromised patients. Most clinical ACVr HSV-1 isolates have mutations in the viral thymidine kinase (vTK) genes. The vTK-associated ACVr HSV-1 shows reduced virulence, but the association between the level of resistance and the virulence of the vTK-associated ACVr HSV-1 is still unclear. METHODS: The virulence in mice of 5 vTK-associated ACVr HSV-1 clones with a variety of ACV sensitivities, when inoculated through intracerebral and corneal routes, was evaluated in comparison with ACV-sensitive (ACVs) parent HSV-1 TAS...
March 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320320/antiviral-activity-of-pha767491-against-human-herpes-simplex-virus-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jue Hou, Zili Zhang, Qiang Huang, Jun Yan, Xiaohu Zhang, Xiaoliang Yu, Guihua Tan, Chunfu Zheng, Feng Xu, Sudan He
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common human pathogen that causes a variety of diseases, including oral-labial, genital lesions and life-threatening encephalitis. The antiviral nucleoside analogues such as acyclovir are currently used in anti-HSV therapies; however, clinical overuse of these drugs has led to the emergence of drug-resistant viral strains. Hence, there is an urgent need to develop new anti-HSV agents. METHODS: To identify novel anti-HSV-1 compounds, we screened the LOPAC small scale library of 1280 bioactive compounds to identify inhibitors of HSV-1-induced necroptosis...
March 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301628/recurrent-herpes-labialis-in-adults-new-tricks-for-an-old-dog
#5
Ted Rosen
<p>Herpes labialis remains a common worldwide affliction. Recent advances in understanding the basic pathogenesis have led to new therapeutic intervention, both on-label and off-label. Aside from reducing the duration and symptomatology of acute outbreaks, another goal of treatment is to decrease the frequency of future episodes. Oral and topical acyclovir and its analogues are the mainstay of both chronic suppressive and episodic therapy. A new muco-adhesive formulation of acyclovir provides a decrease in outbreaks, probably due to a diminution of herpesvirus load in all reservoir sites...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286789/acute-liver-failure-from-herpes-simplex-virus-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-due-to-direct-inoculation-of-the-peritoneum
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Dhruv Chaudhary, Shifat Ahmed, Nanlong Liu, Luis Marsano-Obando
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) hepatitis is a rare cause of acute liver failure (ALF). It carries a mortality rate of 80% if untreated, thus early identification and treatment are critical. Without high clinical suspicion, HSV hepatitis is difficult to diagnose. A 48-year-old Hispanic female presented with a 4-day history of abdominal pain and a vaginal cuff tear requiring laparoscopic repair. She subsequently developed postsurgical disseminated HSV, resulting in ALF. Acyclovir was initiated, but she was resistant to treatment...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275080/impact-of-a-rapid-herpes-simplex-virus-pcr-assay-on-duration-of-acyclovir-therapy
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Tam T Van, Kanokporn Mongkolrattanothai, Melissa Arevalo, Maryann Lustestica, Jennifer Dien Bard
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection of the central nervous system (CNS) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in children. This study assessed the impact of a direct HSV (dHSV) PCR assay on time to result and duration of acyclovir therapy in children with signs and symptoms of meningitis and encephalitis. A total of 363 patients with HSV PCR on CSF were included in this retrospective analysis, divided into the pre- and post-implementation groups. The pre-implementation arm included CSF testing performed using a laboratory-developed real-time PCR assay and the post-implementation group consisted of CSF samples tested using a direct sample-to-answer assay...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264696/a-rare-case-report-of-acyclovir-induced-immune-thrombocytopenia-with-tongue-hematomas-as-the-first-sign-and-a-literature-review
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Xiaowei Hong, Xiaoqian Wang, Zhiyong Wang
BACKGROUND: Acyclovir has been widely used to treat infections caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) and varicella zoster virus (VZV). The common adverse effects of this drug include nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness and mental changes. The immune thrombocytopenia induced by acyclovir is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old Chinese male who was given acyclovir 5 mg kg(-1) 8 hourly intravenously for treatment of VZV infection developed severe thrombocytopenia with fist sign in oral cavity within 10 days of starting using acyclovir...
March 7, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262533/acyclovir-resistant-herpes-simplex-virus-1-infection-early-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-with-t-cell-depletion
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Yu Akahoshi, Junya Kanda, Ayumu Ohno, Yusuke Komiya, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Naonori Harada, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Shinichi Kako, Kimiyasu Shiraki, Yoshinobu Kanda
We previously reported that oral low-dose acyclovir (200 mg/day) for the prevention of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections after allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is effective without the emergence of acyclovir-resistant HSV infections. However, HSV infections are of significant concern because the number of allogeneic HSCT with T-cell depletion, which is a risk factor of the emergence of drug-resistant HSV infections, has been increasing. We experienced a 25-year-old female who received allogenic HSCT from an unrelated donor with 1-antigen mismatch using anti-thymocyte globulin...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261514/psychosis-in-a-15-year-old-female-with-herpes-simplex-encephalitis-in-a-background-of-mannose-binding-lecithin-deficiency
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Kenneth Asogwa, Kwame Buabeng, Amarjit Kaur
Historically, psychotic disorder has been associated with viral infection. Herpes simplex infections and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) among other viral infections have been implicated in psychotic disorder. Of note in this case report is psychotic disorder that occurred following reactivation of herpes simplex infection in a background of mannose-binding lecithin (MBL) deficiency, childhood EBV infection, and severe psychosocial stress. Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality despite advancement in its treatment with intravenous acyclovir...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253893/effect-of-suppressive-acyclovir-administered-to-hsv-2-positive-mothers-from-week-28-to-36%C3%A2-weeks-of-pregnancy-on-adverse-obstetric-outcomes-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sarah Nakubulwa, Dan K Kaye, Freddie Bwanga, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Edith Nakku-Joloba, Florence Mirembe
BACKGROUND: Acyclovir (ACV) given to HSV-2 positive women after 36 weeks reduces adverse outcomes but its benefit at lower gestation was undocumented. We determined the effect of oral acyclovir administered from 28 to 36 weeks on premature rupture of membranes (PROM) primarily and preterm delivery risk. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial among 200 HSV-2 positive pregnant women at 28 weeks of gestation at Mulago Hospital, Uganda...
March 3, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251511/herpes-simplex-encephalitis-an-update
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REVIEW
John W Gnann, Richard J Whitley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to provide an update on current thinking regarding herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE), emphasizing new information about pathogenesis, diagnosis, and immune responses. Specific questions to be addressed are the following: (1) Is there a genetic predisposition to HSE? (2) What clinical approaches have the greatest impact on improving the long-term outcomes in patients with HSE? And (3) are there immune-mediated mechanisms that may account for relapsing HSE? RECENT FINDINGS: Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR 3) plays an important role in innate immune responses, including generation of interferons...
March 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249882/a-rash-and-a-rare-cause-of-unilateral-diaphragmatic-paralysis
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Zakariye M Ashkir, George Tsaknis
A 61-year-old man who was an ex-heavy smoker presented to our ambulatory care centre with a 4-week history of dyspnoea on mild exertion. 2 weeks prior to his symptoms, he had developed right-sided cervical herpes zoster for which he was prescribed oral acyclovir by his general practitioner. On examination, a rash over the right C4-5 dermatomes was noted and dullness on percussion of the right mid and lower zones with markedly reduced air entry. His chest radiograph showed a raised right hemi-diaphragm with associated right middle and lower lobe collapse...
March 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248918/stroke-associated-with-varicella-zoster-vasculopathy-a-clinicoradiological-profile-of-3-patients
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Pradeep K Maurya, Dinkar Kulshreshtha, Ajai K Singh, Anup K Thacker
INTRODUCTION: Varicella zoster (VZ) vasculopathy is a rare but well recognized cause of stroke. In the absence of zoster rash and infection in remote past, the disease can pose diagnostic challenge. We report 3 cases of anterior circulation stroke occurring in close temporal relation to VZ. Their clinical, radiologic, and angiographic features are discussed. CASE REPORT: Of the 3 patients, 2 had stroke within a span of 4 to 6 weeks of herpes zoster ophthalmicus while the third patient had zoster of cervical dermatome...
March 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245257/cross-linked-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-carboxymethyl-cellulose-hydrogels-for-controlled-drug-delivery-of-acyclovir
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Nadia Shamshad Malik, Mahmood Ahmad, Muhammad Usman Minhas
To explore the potential role of polymers in the development of drug-delivery systems, this study investigated the use of β-cyclodextrin (β-CD), carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), acrylic acid (AA) and N' N'-methylenebis-acrylamide (MBA) in the synthesis of hydrogels for controlled drug delivery of acyclovir (ACV). Different proportions of β-CD, CMC, AA and MBA were blended with each other to fabricate hydrogels via free radical polymerization technique. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) revealed successful grafting of components into the polymeric network...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235707/enhancement-of-the-antiviral-activity-against-caprine-herpesvirus-type-1-of-acyclovir-in-association-with-mizoribine
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Michele Camero, Domenico Buonavoglia, Maria Stella Lucente, Michele Losurdo, Giuseppe Crescenzo, Paolo Trerotoli, Elisabetta Casalino, Vito Martella, Gabriella Elia, Maria Tempesta
Caprine herpesvirus 1 (CpHV-1) infection in goats is responsible for genital lesions resembling the lesions induced by herpesvirus 2 in humans (HHV-2). The immunosuppressive drug Mizoribine (MIZ) is able to increase the antiviral activity of Acyclovir (ACV) against herpesvirus infections, raising interesting perspectives on new combined therapeutic strategies. In this study the anti-CpHV-1 activity in vitro of ACV alone or in combination with MIZ was evaluated. ACV (100μg/ml) displayed an antiviral effect on CpHV-1 replication...
February 16, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224485/incidence-of-varicella-zoster-virus-infections-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-the-elderly-a-large-tertiary-hospital-based-series-2007-2014
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M Arruti, L D Piñeiro, Y Salicio, G Cilla, M A Goenaga, A López de Munain
The aim of the study was to describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the central nervous system (CNS) infection by varicella zoster virus (VZV) in patients older than 65 years in a tertiary community hospital. We retrospectively analysed the results of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing in patients older than 65 years between 2007 and 2014 with clinically suspected VZV infection with CNS involvement. Patients whose CSF samples were positive for VZV DNA were included, as were those with negative results who simultaneously presented herpes zoster and CSF or magnetic resonance imaging findings suggestive of CNS infection, and in whom other possible aetiologies had been ruled out...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221283/comparison-of-acyclovir-and-famciclovir-for-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
#18
Ho Joong Kim, Junyang Jung, Sung Su Kim, Jae Yong Byun, Moon Suh Park, Seung Geun Yeo
OBJECTIVE: Although antiviral agents are widely used to treat Ramsay hunt syndrome (RHS), their relative effectiveness has not been assessed. This study retrospectively compared clinical outcomes in patients with RHS treated with the antiviral agents acyclovir and famciclovir. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study involved 227 patients diagnosed with RHS from 2003 to 2015. Patients were treated with prednisolone plus acyclovir (n = 102) or famciclovir (n = 125)...
February 17, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207861/in-vitro-anti-herpes-simplex-virus-2-activity-of-salvia-desoleana-atzei-v-picci-essential-oil
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Valeria Cagno, Barbara Sgorbini, Cinzia Sanna, Cecilia Cagliero, Mauro Ballero, Andrea Civra, Manuela Donalisio, Carlo Bicchi, David Lembo, Patrizia Rubiolo
Salvia desoleana Atzei & V. Picci is an indigenous species in Sardinia island used in folk medicine to treat menstrual, digestive and central nervous system diseases. Nowadays, it is widely cultivated for the pleasant smell of its essential oil (EO), whose antimicrobial and antifungal activities have already been screened. This study evaluated the in vitro anti-Herpes Simplex Virus-2 (HSV-2) activity of S. desoleana EO, fractions and main components: linalyl acetate, alpha terpinyl acetate, and germacrene D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196487/anti-hsv-2-activity-of-terminalia-chebula-retz-extract-and-its-constituents-chebulagic-and-chebulinic-acids
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Ajay Kesharwani, Suja Kizhiyedath Polachira, Reshmi Nair, Aakanksha Agarwal, Nripendra Nath Mishra, Satish Kumar Gupta
BACKGROUND: Development of new and effective therapeutics for sexually transmitted herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) infection is important from public health perspective. With an aim to identify natural products from medicinal plants, in the present study, the potential of Terminalia chebula Retz was investigated for its activity against HSV-2. METHODS: Fruits of Terminalia chebula Retz were used to prepare 50% ethanolic extract. In addition, chebulagic acid and chebulinic acid both purified from T...
February 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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