Valaciclovir therapy for herpes encephalitis: Caution advised

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  • © 2019 The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. All rights reserved. For permissions, please email: Recently some authors have suggested that oral valaciclovir 1 g q8h is a valid alternative to intravenous aciclovir for herpes encephalitis. We are concerned about numerous caveats that we think have not been sufficiently addressed to allow such use outside of a controlled research setting.
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  • Bodilsen J; Nielsen H; Whitley RJ
  • Start Page

  • 1467
  • End Page

  • 1478
  • Volume

  • 74
  • Issue

  • 6