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January 1983

Treatment of Eczema Herpeticum With Acyclovir

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(1):13-16. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650250017008

• Eczema herpeticum is a serious herpes simplex virus infection that may have a fatal outcome. Effective antiviral therapy is therefore imperative. Acyclvoir (9-[2-hydroxyethoxymethyl]-guanine) is a new antiviral agent with high potency and low toxic effect. We treated three cases of eczema herpeticum successfully with acyclovir.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:13-16)