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Among infants and immunocompromised children cytomegalovirus (CMV) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

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The case of an 8-year-old male patient who suffered a reactivation of HSV encephalitis after undergoing amygdalohippocampectomy for complex partial seizures is reported. This patient had previously contracted HSV 1 meningoencephalitis at the age of 16 months. Six years later, a left amygdalohippocampectomy was proposed after the development of intractable partial epilepsy associated with left mesial temporal lesions. During the postoperative period, the patient suffered severe clinical deterioration with partial status epilepticus, aphasia, and hyperthermia, which resolved after intensive antiepileptic treatment supported by acyclovir.

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common opportunistic infection following lung transplantation. CMV replication in the lung allograft is described as accelerating the development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). Finding a strategy to prevent CMV infection is an important issue.

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Herpes simplex virus (HSV), a common latent virus in humans, causes certain severe diseases. Extensive use of acyclovir (ACV) results in the development of drug-resistant HSV strains, hence, there is an urgent need to develop new drugs to treat HSV infection. Houttuynia cordata (H. cordata), a natural herbal medicine, has been reported to exhibit anti-HSV effects which is partly NF-κB-dependent. However, the molecular mechanisms by which H. cordata inhibits HSV infection are not elucidated thoroughly. Here, we report that H. cordata water extracts (HCWEs) inhibit the infection of HSV-1, HSV-2, and acyclovir-resistant HSV-1 mainly via blocking viral binding and penetration in the beginning of infection. HCWEs also suppress HSV replication. Furthermore, HCWEs attenuate the first-wave of NF-κB activation, which is essential for viral gene expressions. Further analysis of six compounds in HCWEs revealed that quercetin and isoquercitrin inhibit NF-κB activation and additionally, quercetin also has an inhibitory effect on viral entry. These results indicate that HCWEs can inhibit HSV infection through multiple mechanisms and could be a potential lead for development of new drugs for treating HSV.

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A previously healthy, 37-year-old immunocompetent man presented with disseminated cutaneous zoster and aseptic meningitis. Varicella zoster virus DNA was recovered from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by the polymerase chain reaction. Cytological evaluation of the CSF revealed 'reactive, highly atypical lymphocytosis'. The patient fully recovered after treatment with aciclovir.

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Primer varisella zoster virüs (VZV) enfeksiyonu benign, kendi kendini sınırlayan bir hastalıktır. Bu çalışmada pediatrik malignitesi olan hastalarda VZV enfeksiyonu ve tedavisine odaklı tecrübelerimizi gözden geçirmeyi amaçladık. Çalışma süresi boyunca; VZV enfeksiyonu tanısı alan pediatrik maligniteli toplam 41 hasta hastaneye yatırıldı. Tüm hastalar ortalama 7 gün (5 ila 21 gün arasında değişen) intravenöz asiklovir ile tedavi edildi. VZV enfeksiyonlarına bağlı olarak hesaplanan atfedilebilir kemoterapi gecikmesi ortalama 8 gündü (2 ile 60 gün arasında değişen). VZV enfeksiyonuna bağlı komplikasyonlar 41 hastadan 3’ünde (%7) akut solunum distres sendromu olarak görüldü ve bu hastalardan hemofagositik lenfohistiyositozu olan bir tanesi asiklovir, geniş spektrumlu antibiyotik ve destekleyici tedaviye rağmen solunum yetmezliği nedeniyle kaybedildi. VZV enfeksiyonları, pediatrik malignite hastalarında hala önemli bulaşıcı hastalıklardan biridir, çünkü sadece ciddi mortaliteye sebep olmakla kalmayıp kemoterapi başlangıcını da geciktirmektedir.

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In the eight subjects, the mean age was 38 years, mean acute hospital stay (ALOS) was 40.3 days, and mean rehabilitation length of stay (RLOS) was 75.9 days. Mean admission FIM (AFIM) was 40.1, mean discharge FIM (DFIM) was 69.9. Mean FIM gain was 29.8 and mean FIM efficiency was 0.39. Adult subjects with an AFIM > 30 at 5 weeks from onset of illness (n = 4) had a FIM LOS efficiency of 0.64 and all four were discharged home. None of the adult subjects with an AFIM < 30 at 5 weeks from onset of illness (n = 3, FIM efficiency = 0.14) were discharged home. A child with an AFIM < 30 (n = 1) had a FIM LOS efficiency of 1.24, made good recovery and was discharged home. FIM LOS efficiency of 0.64 in encephalitis is less, as compared to traumatic brain injury (TBI -1.27) and stroke (1.06).

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Presentation of a 34-year-old pregnant woman with skew deviation due to peripheral vestibular dysfunction caused by herpes zoster oticus.

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For many years the clinician's arsenal for managing cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis included only systematic therapies that required daily infusions via a central venous catheter. The introduction of cidofovir has permitted biweekly maintenance therapy by peripheral IV. Local therapies, such as the ganciclovir intraocular device and intravitreal injections of cidofovir, fomavirsen, or ganciclovir, have reduced toxicity while increasing absorption of drug in the eye. At the same time, due to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the incidence of CMV retinitis is dropping. Current investigation into the natural history of CMV retinitis in the era of HAART may ultimately result in new management strategies.

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Eight patients, 3 men and 5 women, aged between 24 and 40 years who had herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) were seen in the Eye Department of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu between 1994 and 1997. One of the patients was already on treatment for active pulmonary tuberculosis at the time he was first seen. All had skin eruptions at different stages of development in the area of distribution of the first trigeminal nerve on the affected side of the face and head. Ocular examination revealed impaired vision in the affected eye (between 6/12 and hand movement) in all the patients. All had lid oedema while 5 had ptosis (3 partial and 2 complete). Various degrees of conjunctival injection were observed in all patients while 6 of them had corneal anaesthesia and keratitis. Uveal inflammation, present in all the patients varied from mild iritis in 4 individuals to severe iridocyclitis in the remaining 4. Pupils reacted to light sluggishly in 2 patients while they were dilated and fixed in 3 others. None had any associated abnormalities in the posterior segment. Six of the patients consented and were screened for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Of these, 4, including the patient with pulmonary tuberculosis, tested seropositive while 2 were seronegative. All 8 were treated with topical acyclovir. This was combined with oral acyclovir in one of the patients. Follow-up period was between 2 and 52 weeks. During this period skin eruptions and anterior segment signs improved in 5 patients while remaining stable in 3 others; post-herpetic neuralgia persisted on the affected side in 4 patients. Patients who were HIV seropositive did not recover as quickly or to the same extent as the seronegative ones. It is concluded that HZO infection may indicate underlying HIV infection in young Africans as has been found in whites.

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A 40-year-old Japanese man with acute myeloid leukemia received allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. On day 101, varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection occurred, but was improved by administration of acyclovir and immunoglobulin. On day 119, he complained of numbness and double vision, and he was admitted due to exacerbation of the symptoms. The findings of cerebrospinal fluid and magnetic resonance image examination were consistent with the diagnosis of immune-mediated encephalomyelitis (IMEM). Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy was effective and his neurological findings dramatically improved without recurrence. IMEM is a rare non-infectious inflammatory demyelinating disease that can occur after transplantation. We herein describe a case report with a review of the associated literature.

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The aim of the study was to investigate the incidence of herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) infection in mucositis during head and neck cancer radiotherapy.

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As soon as encephalitis in pregnancy is suspected, a combination of acyclovir and penicillin is recommended because the potential benefits far outweigh the risks. Using the HSV PCR, HSV infection in the fetus can be diagnosed.

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To evaluate the skin concentrations of the examined agent in 10 healthy male volunteers linear microdialysis probes with 2 kDa molecular-weight cut-off were inserted intradermally and were perfused with Ringer solution up to 6 h after drug ingestion.

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A 31-year-old woman had recurrent mild flare-ups of polymyositis for years. Fourteen days after low-dose methotrexate was added in an attempt to taper the corticosteroid, she began to feel abdominal and lower back pain, followed by generalized pustulosis, severe liver dysfunction, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. On the diagnosis of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) hepatitis, acyclovir, immune globulin and plasmapheresis were given with a favorable outcome. Physicians should be aware that VZV infection could complicate severe hepatitis in immuno-suppressed patients.

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In patients with endemic pemphigus foliaceus, we recommend complete isolation of the patient when receiving high dosages of systemic immunosuppressive agents. We further suggest the clinical possibility of a synergistic, fatal interaction between active pemphigus foliaceus, varicella zoster virus, herpes simplex virus, immunosuppressive agents, and a systemic activation of α-1 antitrypsin. Thus, we suggest adequate bed spacing, barrier nursing, and preventative testing for α-1 antitrypsin activation are warranted in these patients to address these complications.

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Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) can be fatal or cause severe complications in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This analysis set out to investigate the morbidity and mortality of VZV vaccination without interruption of maintenance therapy in children with ALL.

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HIV/AIDS-related immune alteration poses many diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. HIV-positive 44-year-old male, on second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) presented with asymptomatic non healing, well-defined, erythematous ulcer over penis since 8 months with serosanguinous discharge. Inguinal lymph nodes were not palpable. Tzanck smear was negative. Biopsy was not done as the patient was not willing for the same. Acyclovir was given considering herpes infection to which there was no response, and hence azithromycin and metronidazole were given, without improvement. Minocycline was given to take care of possible atypical mycobacterial infection. Due to lack of response, corticosteroid was given for 2 weeks keeping in mind possibility of vasculitis, but there was no improvement. Although investigations to rule out tuberculous etiology were negative, empirical anti-Koch's therapy Category 2 was given without response even after 3 months. Finally, a biopsy was taken from lesion which was suggestive of donovanosis. Trimethoprim Sulfamethoxazole in higher dose was started to which he responded after 2 weeks, and therapy was continued till complete response. Patient is on second-line ART for last 7 years. He is clinically stable, but his CD4 count is hovering at around 250-300 suggestive of ART failure. Virological evaluation was not feasible. Diagnostic challenges posed include possibility of resistant bacterial, viral infection, vasculitis, or drug reaction in a setting of probable ART failure.

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CMV DNA was found in none of the donors, 95 recepients. Severity of clinical symptoms in blood carriers of CMV correlated with the level of DNA CMV (p < 0.001). 85% of those with high levels of DNA CMV (1000 per 10(5) leukocytes) had acute clinical symptoms. 15.8% of all the PCR-positive patients had no symptoms at the time of the examination. Specific antivirus ganciclovir therapy was given to 50% of PCR-positive patients and to 85% of those who had DNA CMV higher than 1000 c. per 10(5) leukocytes. The treatment resulted in a sharp fall or disappearance of DNA CMV and symptoms of CMV disease.

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Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is the etiologic agent of two diseases, varicella (chicken pox) and zoster (shingles). Varicella is a self- limited infection, while zoster is mainly a disease of adults. The present study was conducted to isolate VZV from clinically diagnosed children using cell buy zovirax cultures and compare the activity of liquorice powder extract, an alternative herbal antiviral agent, with acyclovir and interferon alpha 2a (IFN-α2a) against the isolated virus.

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The present study shows that the plasma levels of CXCL16, PTX3 and vWF at the start of treatment are independently associated with virologic and clinical treatment failure during anti-CMV therapy in solid organ transplant recipients. These findings suggest a link buy zovirax between CMV infection and inflammation that also may influence the outcome of anti-CMV therapy.

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The combination of critical illness and recent bacteremia likely represented a state of profound immunosuppression in this formerly healthy patient. CMV colitis may be under-diagnosed in sick ICU patients with renal failure and otherwise unexplained diarrhea. Serum PCR testing may aid the diagnosis buy zovirax .

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We describe a model system for class switch recombination (CSR) using CH12F3-2 buy zovirax cells transfected with a DNA construct containing two S sequences transcribed by different promoters and separated by a viral thymidine kinase (TK) gene. Recombination observed using this system shares key properties with physiological CSR: deletion of DNA between two S regions, requirement for cytokine stimulation, and nonhomologous and no consensus breakpoint sequences. Studies on transfectants with variants of this construct led us to the following conclusions: (1) two S sequences are required for CSR; (2) isotype specificity of recombination is not determined by nucleotide sequences of S regions; (3) S sequences are not strand-specific; and (4) induction of recombination activity requires cytokine stimulation.

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Oral valganciclovir is feasible as a preemptive treatment for buy zovirax CMV infection in liver transplant recipients with stable graft function.

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The clinical approach to CAP in patients with SOTs may be based on the appearance of the chest x-ray buy zovirax (CXR) or chest computed tomography scan, combined with the degree of hypoxemia (ie, the A-a gradient). Patients with SOTs and with a normal or nearly normal CXR and a high degree of hypoxemia (A-a gradient, >35) most often have an early viral pneumonia, eg, CMV or early PCP. If the CXR reveals bilateral patchy interstitial infiltrates and severe hypoxemia, the differential diagnosis is limited to moderate or severe viral pneumonia or PCP. Patients with SOTs and presenting with diffuse infiltrates and mild to moderate hypoxemia (A-a gradient, <35) are usually prone to noninfectious disorders, eg, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, or drug-induced pneumonias. In patients with SOTs and CAP with focal or lobar infiltrates, the distribution of pathogens is the same as in immunocompetent hosts, ie, either a bacterial or atypical CAP pathogen.

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We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data related to 79 eyes of buy zovirax 77 patients with presumed herpetic anterior uveitis seen at the Uveitis Unit of the Ulucanlar Eye Training and Research Hospital from 1996 to 2011. Age at onset of disease, sex, follow-up duration, existence of corneal involvement, posterior synechiae, distorted pupil, iris atrophy, characteristic of keratic precipitates, elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), medical treatment, recurrence rate, complications, visual acuities (VA), and surgery for complications were recorded. The complication rates in patients with and without corneal involvement were compared.

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A major concern of using viral gene therapy is the potential for uncontrolled vector propagation and infection that might result in serious deleterious effects. To enhance the safety, several viral vectors, including vectors based on Sindbis virus, were engineered to lose their capability to replicate and spread after transduction of target cells. Such designs, however, could dramatically reduce the therapeutic potency of the viral vectors, resulting in the need for multiple dosages to achieve treatment goals. Earlier, we showed that a replication-defective (RD) Sindbis vector achieved specific tumor targeting without any adverse effects in vivo. Here, we present a replication-competent Sindbis viral vector that has an hsvtk suicide gene incorporated into ns3, an buy zovirax indispensable non-structural gene for viral survival. The capability of viral propagation significantly increases tumor-specific infection and enhances growth suppression of tumor compared with the conventional RD vectors. Furthermore, in the presence of the prodrug ganciclovir, the hsvtk suicide gene serves as a safety mechanism to prevent uncontrolled vector propagation. In addition to suppressing vector propagation, toxic metabolites, generated by prodrug activation, could spread to neighboring uninfected tumor cells to further enhance tumor killing.

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The mechanism by which T cells exert a proatherogenic potential is unclear. In order to determine whether this potential requires their replication, we crossed atherosclerosis-prone apolipoprotein E knockout buy zovirax mice (ApoE degrees) with transgenic mice in which exclusive and conditional ablation of dividing T cells relies on their specific expression of the herpes simplex type 1 thymidine kinase (TK) suicide gene.

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Serial quantification of HHV-6 DNA in CSF may be useful for successful treatment buy zovirax with GCV in post-transplant HHV-6 encephalitis.

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In this study, selective expression of therapeutic transgenes was evaluated in neuroblastoma cells. Promoter fragments of the genes for neuron-specific enolase (NSEp), tyrosine hydroxylase (THp), and dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBHp) were studied in neuroblastoma and nonneuronal cell lines by transient transfection experiments using fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) analysis of enhanced green fluorescent protein (egfp) and luciferase (luc+) assay. Both reporter gene assays revealed a neuroblastoma-selective expression mediated by NSEp and THp, whereas DBHp was active only in a murine neuroblastoma cell line. Reporter gene expression by NSEp in neuroblastoma cells was markedly higher than expression by THp, but NSEp also showed considerable background activity in nonneuronal cells. THp-driven expression of egfp was 35-fold higher in human neuroblastoma MHH-NB11 compared with nonneuronal HeLa cells. Thus, THp was chosen for a neuroblastoma-selective suicide gene therapy approach using the herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase (HSV-tk)/ganciclovir (GCV) system. A retrovirus vector that contained an expression cassette of a HSV-tk/egfp fusion gene and THp in antisense orientation was generated. Stably transduced human neuroblastoma cells and nonneuronal cell lines were generated, and HSV-tk/egfp expression was measured buy zovirax by FACS and GCV cytotoxicity assay. There was a 2.2-fold difference in green fluorescence and a 1.4-fold difference in cell killing between the human neuroblastoma MHH-NB11 and HeLa cells after HSV-tk/egfp gene transfer. The overall difference in THp-HSV-tk/egfp-mediated cell killing between neuroblastoma and nonneuronal tumor cell lines was statistically significant (P = 0.001). In conclusion, the present study demonstrated the feasibility of a neuroblastoma-selective gene therapy approach using the THp/HSV-tk/egfp expression cassette.

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Noninvasive imaging in lung metastatic tumor models is used infrequently because of technical limitations in detecting metastases. We have previously buy zovirax used 2'-fluoro-2'-deoxy-5-iodo-1-beta-d-arabinofuranosyluracil labeled with (131)I ((131)I-FIAU) and demonstrated the applicability of noninvasive imaging for monitoring cancer gene therapy in an experimental animal model of herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase (HSV1-tk)-expressing tumor xenografts. We have now used the same animal model to effectively and noninvasively monitor the location, magnitude, and duration of therapeutic gene expression over time for the lung metastases model.

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Two adolescents, on immunosuppressive therapy for graft-versus-host disease, developed hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) after varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivation. In the absence of dermatome restricted characteristic skin lesions, VZV reactivation was not immediately recognized and treatment with acyclovir was delayed. The first patient developed optical neuritis and died 2 months after the VZV episode due to massive intracranial hemorrhage. The second patient presented with severe abdominal pain and pancreatitis, followed by atypical skin eruptions, which prompted a faster diagnosis. Both patients recovered from their HLH, the first patient being successfully treated with immunosuppressive agents and the second with VZV treatment only. These two cases demonstrate the difficulties in recognizing VZV reactivation, and in order to start adequate and timely treatment, the need to consider VZV as a possible cause of HLH in severely buy zovirax immunocompromised patients.

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We present a rare case of acute urinary retention complicated by Reglan Hiccups Dose constipation secondary to a unilateral herpes zoster reactivation in the S2-4 dermatomes of an immunocompetent female. Diagnosis was confirmed by clinical examination, negative cystoscopy and positive viral polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for herpes zoster virus. The patient was commenced on a course of oral acyclovir, the bowel symptoms resolved, and the patient was discharged with a urinary catheter in situ for an outpatient trial without catheter for 2 weeks to be followed by a course of intermittent self catheterisation pending resolution of symptoms.

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The antiviral drug assay developed shows that KSHV is very sensitive to cidofovir, moderately sensitive to ganciclovir and PFA, and weakly sensitive to Strattera Capsule aciclovir. Therefore, low doses of cidofovir, or high doses of PFA or ganciclovir could suppress clinical reactivation of KSHV. Antiviral drugs did not inhibit episomal virus DNA synthesis, suggesting that the latent form of viral DNA is replicated by host DNA polymerases. Consequently, no benefit can be expected from antiviral drugs in KSHV-positive B-cell lymphomas or during latency.

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Seven otherwise healthy patients are presented with severe and extensive RHL occurring about 2-3 days after dental extraction under local anaesthesia. Immunohistochemistry on smears and immunofluorescence on cell culture identified herpes simplex virus type I (HSV-I). Five patients reported more severe prodromal signs than usual. Although all the patients suffered from RHL, none had previously experienced RHL after dental care. Two patients required hospitalisation for intravenous acyclovir therapy, whereas the others were successfully treated with oral valaciclovir or Propecia Gel acyclovir.

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A patient treated by methotrexate for a spondylarthritis presented a CMV infection manifested with persistent fever and pneumonia. CMV pp65 antigenemia was of 120 positive nuclei for 100,000 cells. Treatment with valganciclovir allowed Zithromax Dental Dosage a prompt recovery, while treatment by methotrexate was maintained.

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Human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6)A and 6B are ubiquitous betaherpesviruses viruses with lymphotropic and neurotropic potential. As reported earlier, these viruses establish latency by integration into the telomeres of host chromosomes. Chromosomally integrated HHV-6 (CIHHV-6) can be transmitted vertically from parent to child. Some CIHHV-6 patients are suffering from neurological symptoms, while others remain asymptomatic. Four patients with CIHHV-6 and CNS dysfunction were treated with valganciclovir or foscarnet. HHV-6 replication was detected by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction amplification of a late envelope glycoprotein. In this study we also compared the inherited and persistent HHV-6 viruses by DNA sequencing. The prevalence of CIHHV-6 in this cohort of adult patients from the USA suffering from a wide range of neurological symptoms including long-term fatigue were found significantly greater than the reported 0.8% in the general population. Long-term antiviral therapy inhibited HHV-6 replication as documented by loss of viral mRNA production. Sequence comparison of the mRNA and the inherited viral genome revealed that the transcript is produced by an exogenous virus. In conclusion, the data presented here document that some individuals with CIHHV-6 are infected persistently with exogenous HHV-6 strains that lead to a wide range of neurological symptoms; the proposed name for this condition is inherited herpesvirus 6 syndrome or IHS.

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A total of 16 patients (11.0% of total, 75.0% male) had a positive pp65 and PCR result (ie, CMV infection) during the year following heart transplant; three of these patients had discontinued valganciclovir prophylaxis within the first 6 months following transplant because of leukopenia, including one patient developed CMV colitis. Two further patients developed CMV pneumonia during prophylactic valganciclovir therapy. Eight patients had positive pp65 and PCR tests in the 6-12 months after heart transplant following cessation of routine prophylaxis. One of these patients developed CMV pneumonia and another developed CMV colitis and CMV pneumonia. Thirty-seven of the 146 (25.3%) patients were CMV donor-seropositive/recipient-seronegative, and seven (18.9% of this subgroup) had a positive CMV test. In patients who were CMV donor-seropositive/recipient-seronegative, the risk of a positive CMV test (ie, CMV infection) was significantly elevated (P = 0.023).

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNAemia was detected by PCR in 30/125 (24%) consecutive paediatric patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation. All patients with CMV DNAemia received pre-emptive ganciclovir until two consecutive negative results were obtained. CMV-IgG-positive patients (R+) had a significantly increased risk of DNAemia as compared to CMV-IgG-negative (R-) patients (62% vs 8%) P<0.0001. The incidence of DNAemia was 71% (10/14) in R+ transplanted from seronegative donors (D-) compared to 54% (13/32) in those transplanted from seropositive donors (D+). Of 30 (40%) children with DNAemia, 12 developed CMV disease despite pre-emptive treatment. The overall incidence of disease was 0% (0/59) for R-/D-, 9% (3/23) for R+/D+, 7% (2/29) for R-/D+ and 57% (8/14) for R+/D-. In patients with DNAemia, 4/20 (20%) patients with D+ and 8/10 (80%) with D- became symptomatic. In the multivariate analysis of both groups, patients at risk (R+ and/or D+) and patients with DNAemia, a negative donor serostatus was the only factor associated with a significantly increased incidence of disease. Seven of 9 patients with lethal CMV disease had received CMV-IgG-negative grafts. The data suggest that in CMV seropositive recipients donor CMV seropositivity is associated with a reduced incidence of CMV disease and a favourable outcome following pre-emptive treatment.

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This editorial summarizes recent developments in the management of ganciclovir-resistant human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infections. All current drugs available for systemic treatment, including ganciclovir (GCV), valganciclovir, foscarnet and cidofovir, target the viral polymerase. However, all such compounds are hampered by dose-related toxicities and the emergence of resistance. Different approaches (e.g., PCR-based direct sequencing, pyrosequencing, mass spectrometry-based comparative sequencing) allow the fast detection of resistant HCMV and are well suited to therapy monitoring. However, more studies are required on the dynamic of mixed HCMV populations under drug pressure. Alternate antiviral compounds with new mechanisms of action, such as artesunate, leflunomid, letermovir and maribavir, are now being investigated in clinical studies. An advantage of some of the new substances is lesser toxicity issues, which might lead to new prophylactic and treatment strategies.

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In order to investigate the antiviral effect of chinonin against Herpes simplex virus (HSV), the encephalitis model in mice and skin infection model in guinea pigs were established by HSV- I and HSV-II infection respectively. Acyclovir was used as the positive reference drug to evaluate the antiviral capacity of chinonin. Chinonin showed an obvious therapeutic effect on encephalitis in mice at doses of 25 and 50 mg/kg. At both dosages, chinonin demonstrated stronger protection than acyclovir (1 and 5 mg/kg) to the infected mice from death. It was also found that chinonin could treat the skin infection in guinea pigs effectively. The therapeutic effect of chinonin was similar to that of acyclovir (5 mg/kg) at 25 mg/kg but obviously better than that at 50 and 75 mg/ kg. In conclusion, chinonin is a potential candidate for the treatment against HSV.

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A 64-year-old man with a 10-year history of Good syndrome had been treated with periodic replacement of γ-globulin. He also had a 6-year history of lichen planus of the tongue. In 2009, the patient was diagnosed as having pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) based on bone marrow aspiration. Thymectomy was not effective. Then, immunosuppressive therapy with PSL and cyclosporine was initiated. Twenty days after treatment painful ulcer appeared on the left side of the tongue. Biopsy specimen of the ulcer demonstrated cells infected with cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus. Cytomegalovirus antigenemia was also positive. The tongue ulcer promptly improved after gancyclovir administration for a few weeks. Viral glossitis should be considered as part of the differential diagnoses of oral lesions not only in patients with HIV infection but also in those under immunosuppressive therapy.

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The time course of primary cell-mediated immune responses to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) among persons receiving acyclovir prophylaxis after exposure to chickenpox has not been well defined. Fifteen children who had household exposure to varicella received prophylactic acyclovir (40 mg/kg/day for 7-14 days after exposure) and were studied for development of both antibody and cell-mediated immunity (CMI) to VZV. Twelve developed antibodies and/or CMI; 10 had no symptoms and 2 manifested mild varicella. Two were already immune to varicella and had booster immune responses. One was not infected and subsequently developed full-blown varicella. Although acyclovir given after exposure to VZV is highly effective and does not appear to attenuate the immune response, it remains necessary to confirm whether, in the absence of clinical varicella, persons acquire specific immunity.

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The median time to progression of retinitis was 221 days with the 1-microg-per-hour implant (75 eyes), 191 days with the 2-microg-per-hour implant (71 eyes), and 71 days with ganciclovir administered intravenously (76 eyes; P<0.001). The risk of progression of retinitis was almost three times as great among patients treated with intravenous ganciclovir as among those treated with a ganciclovir implant (risk ratio, 2.8; P<0.001). However, the risk of disease in the initially uninvolved eye was lower with intravenous ganciclovir than with a ganciclovir implant (risk ratio, 0.5; P=0.19). Patients treated with intravenous ganciclovir were also less likely to have extraocular cytomegalovirus infections (0, vs. 10.3 percent in the two implant groups; P=0.04).