What are the treatment options for acyclovir-resistant herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Folusakin O Ayoade, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Acyclovir-resistant HSV infections are often seen in immunocompromised patients (eg, patients with HIV infection). The options for treatment include cidofovir and foscarnet, but both are very nephrotoxic.


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