Which medications in the drug class Antiviral agents are used in the treatment of Dermatologic Manifestations of Kaposi Sarcoma?

Updated: Mar 26, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antiviral agents

Antiviral agents are active against HHV-8 and represent an important potential intervention and prevention option.

Foscarnet (Foscavir)

Use of this medication appears to be linked to a decreased risk of developing Kaposi sarcoma. Foscarnet is an organic analog of inorganic pyrophosphate that inhibits replication of known herpesviruses, including CMV, HSV-1, and HSV-2. It inhibits viral replication at pyrophosphate-binding site on virus-specific DNA polymerases.


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