Antiviral Drugs in Newborn and Children

Academic Article


  • This article focuses on the clinically relevant approved antiviral medications available for the treatment of infants and children. A brief overview of drug categories, mechanism of action, resistance, pharmacokinetics, and side effects is provided for the more commonly prescribed antivirals. The patient categories addressed are treatment and prophylaxis of influenza, neonatal herpes simplex virus and congenital cytomegalovirus, treatment and prophylaxis of viral disease in the immunocompromised host, and a brief introduction to the antivirals available to treat hepatitis B and hepatitis C in children.
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    Author List

  • Poole CL; Kimberlin DW
  • Start Page

  • 1403
  • End Page

  • 1415
  • Volume

  • 64
  • Issue

  • 6