Trifluridine for herpes zoster

David Harris, Greg Rosencrance, Charles Frances

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To the Editor: In the Images in Clinical Medicine section (March 31 issue),1 Rosencrance presents an excellent clinical photograph of herpes zoster involving the right trigeminal nerve. He mentions that the patient was treated with intravenous acyclovir, as well as trifluridine and sulfacetamide-prednisolone eyedrops. I am aware of no study supporting the use of trifluridine for the treatment of herpes zoster keratitis2. Topical trifluridine is extremely expensive, causes side effects such as superficial punctate keratopathy and epithelial defects, and is indicated only for the treatment of external eye infections caused by herpes simplex virus. Although herpes zoster uveitis and.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-482
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume331
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Trifluridine
Herpes Zoster
Sulfacetamide
Eye Infections
Trigeminal Nerve
Acyclovir
Ophthalmic Solutions
Clinical Medicine
Uveitis
Simplexvirus
Prednisolone
Therapeutics

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Trifluridine for herpes zoster. / Harris, David; Rosencrance, Greg; Frances, Charles.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 331, No. 7, 18.08.1994, p. 481-482.

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Harris, David ; Rosencrance, Greg ; Frances, Charles. / Trifluridine for herpes zoster. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 ; Vol. 331, No. 7. pp. 481-482.
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