Journal Article

Development of Herpes Simplex Virus Stomatitis during Receipt of Cidofovir Therapy

Christopher C. Dvorak, Morton J. Cowan, Biljana Horn and Peggy S. Weintrub

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 49, issue 8, pages e92-e95
Published in print October 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/605678
Development of Herpes Simplex Virus Stomatitis during Receipt of Cidofovir Therapy

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We report 3 children who, after undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant, developed herpes simplex virus (HSV) stomatitis while receiving weekly cidofovir as preemptive treatment for cytomegalovirus infection. All patients responded well to treatment with either acyclovir or ganciclovir. Despite the in vitro susceptibility of HSV to cidofovir, once-weekly treatment with this agent may not be adequate prophylaxis in pediatric patients.

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

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