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January 1983

Treatment of Eczema Herpeticum With Acyclovir

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Swart and Vermeer), Infectious Diseases (Dr van Der Meer), and Virology (Dr Versteeg), University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands; and the Juliana Pediatric Hospital, The Hague (Dr Enschedé).

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)

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