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Title: A case of human orf in an immunocompromised patient treated successfully with cidofovir cream
Authors: Geerinck, K
Lukito, G
Snoeck, Robert
De Vos, Rita
De Clercq, Erik
Vanrenterghem, Yves
Degreef, Hugo
Maes, Bart #
Issue Date: Jul-2001
Series Title: Journal of medical virology vol:64 issue:4 pages:543-9
Abstract: Immunocompromised patients may have severe forms of infections. Since there is an increasing number of patients maintained under immunosuppressive therapy, we will be confronted with increasing frequency with these infectious problems. Effective treatments will be of great value. The case is described of a renal transplant with a giant orf lesion, which continued growing instead of regressing spontaneously as is observed usually. The treatment options in such patients are limited. It was decided to treat the patient with the antiviral drug cidofovir (HPMPC, Vistide. Topical cidofovir treatment resulted in complete regression of the lesion. This case is discussed in the context of the known literature on orf (ecthyma contagiosum).
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ISSN: 0146-6615
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Nephrology
Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
Laboratory of Dermatology
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
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