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July 1986

Long-term Suppression of Recurrent Herpes Labialis by Low-Dose Oral Acyclovir in an Immunocompromised Patient

Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(7):1438-1440. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360190230035

• A patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and severe and frequently recurring herpes labialis received oral acyclovir for more than 18 months, during most of this period at a low dosage (400 mg/d). This regimen was fully successful in preventing recurrences, with no adverse effects.

(Arch Intern Med 1986;146:1438-1440)