Kristi L. Management of genital herpes in men with 0.5% Aloe vera extract in a hydrophilic cream: a placebo-controlled double-blind study. Acyclovir was the first antiviral agent to be used in the treatment of herpes infections, traditionally as a 5-day course (Reichman et al 1984). Prime examples are recurrent respiratory infections with pyogenic bacteria in patients with antibody deficiencies, opportunistic infections with fungi and viruses in infants with SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency), Neisseria meningitidis infections as a hallmark of defects in late-complement components, recurrent staphylococcal infections in patients with neutrophil disorders, and susceptibility to weakly virulent mycobacterial diseases and to Salmonella in patients with deficiencies of the interleukin-12 (IL-12)/IL-23-gamma interferon (IFN-γ) axis. Syed TA, Cheema KM, Ashfaq A, et al. HSV1 is usually associated with infections of the lips, mouth, and face; HSV2 is often associated with infections of the genitals and infections acquired by babies at birth. A placebo-controlled, double-blind, comparative study [letter].
Box C-5371, Seattle, WA 98105. 1996;7:294-295. 5 times/day during 10 days. Minor RAS is frequently seen on the floor of the mouth, inside of the cheek, and on the ventral and lateral board of the tongue. Primary infection as opposed to reactivation infection with the virus [2, 3] and the use of immunosuppressive regimens containing anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) appear to be associated with more-severe CMV disease [4, 5]. This should support the view that eruptions of an allergic nature may follow after recurrent herpes affections.