Which medications in the drug class Antivirals, Other are used in the treatment of Neonatal Sepsis?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Nathan S Gollehon, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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Antivirals, Other

A viral infection, such as that from herpes simplex virus (HSV), may masquerade as bacterial sepsis. At the onset of the infection, treatment must be initiated promptly to effectively inhibit the replicating virus.

Acyclovir (Zovirax)

Acyclovir is used for treatment of mucosal, cutaneous, and systemic HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections.

Zidovudine (Retrovir)

Zidovudine is a thymidine analogue that inhibits viral replication. It is used to treat patients with HIV infection.


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