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June 1976

Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2: Therapeutic Response to Antiviral Drugs

Author Affiliations

Patricia Geary
From the Department of Cornea Research, Virology-Uveitis Laboratory, Eye Research Institute of Retina Foundation, and the Cornea Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(6):1019-1021. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030517015

• In vitro studies have demonstrated a relative resistance of herpes simplex virus type 2 to antiviral therapy when compared with herpes simplex virus type 1. The in vivo studies, however, show an excellent therapeutic response to both antiviral drugs in experimentally induced viral keratoconjunctivitis.