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Antiviral agents in the immunocompromised

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Prophylactic and therapeutic use of acyclovir is effective against herpes simplex and herpes zoster.

Cytomegalovirus however remains difficult to treat though the following agents are used:

  • phosphonoformate / foscarnet
  • ganciclovir
  • hyper-immune CMV globulin

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