Journal Article

Potential Role of Famciclovir for Prevention of Herpetic Whitlow in the Health Care Setting

Farrin A. Manian

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 4, pages e18-e19
Published in print October 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/318115
Potential Role of Famciclovir for Prevention of Herpetic Whitlow in the Health Care Setting

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Oral famciclovir was initiated in a health care worker immediately after an accidental percutaneous injury involving a needle freshly removed from a patient's herpes labialis vesicles. In follow-up, the health care worker remained seronegative for herpes simplex I and II antibodies (IgG and IgM) and did not develop herpetic whitlow, supporting the potential role of famciclovir in the prevention of herpetic whitlow in a health care setting.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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