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Ganglionic herpes simplex and systemic acyclovir.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6266375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The therapeutic and systemic effects of acyclovir on ganglionic herpes simplex virus (HSV) in mice were studied by varying the duration of treatment and the time of removal of ganglia for co-cultivation after treatment had ended. When treatment was started three hours after infection, it had a significant therapeutic effect even when the ganglionic culture was delayed 17 days after the end of acyclovir therapy. When treatment was started 24 hours after infection, it had no significant effect under the same circumstances. The treatment of established latent ganglionic HSV for 15 days with acyclovir had a significant therapeutic effect compared with control mice when ganglia were cultured two days after treatment had ended, but this effect was lost by ten and 21 days after the end of therapy. This indicates that acyclovir has a transient suppressive effect on part of the viral ganglionic reservoir, but it also indicates that these titers quickly reestablish themselves with the removal of drug therapy.
D Pavan-Langston; N H Park; M Hettinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0003-9950     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1981 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-22     Completed Date:  1981-09-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1417-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antiviral Agents / administration & dosage*
Ganglia, Autonomic / microbiology*
Guanine / administration & dosage,  analogs & derivatives*
Herpes Simplex / drug therapy*
Keratitis, Dendritic / prevention & control
Simplexvirus / drug effects*,  isolation & purification
Time Factors
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 59277-89-3/Acyclovir; 73-40-5/Guanine

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