Therapy of herpes virus infections in children

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;609:216-32. doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-73960-1_16.

Abstract

Significant progress has been made in the treatment of viral infections in children, particularly those caused by HSV, varicella-zoster virus and cytomegalovirus. While not discussed in this review, licensed therapies are available for influenza infection in children as well. However, and notably so, numerous viral diseases of children represent unmet medical needs and warrant dedicated drug discovery efforts, including hepatitis B and C, and respiratory syncytial virus, among others.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antiviral Agents / administration & dosage
  • Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Chickenpox / drug therapy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / drug therapy
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Drug Resistance, Viral
  • Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex / diagnosis
  • Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex / drug therapy
  • Herpes Simplex / diagnosis
  • Herpes Simplex / drug therapy
  • Herpes Simplex / epidemiology
  • Herpes Simplex / mortality
  • Herpesviridae Infections / diagnosis
  • Herpesviridae Infections / drug therapy*
  • Herpesviridae Infections / mortality
  • Herpesviridae Infections / virology
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn

Substances

  • Antiviral Agents