Title: Experimental thymidine kinase-deficient HSV-1 keratitis: therapeutic attempts
Authors: Maudgal, P C ×
De Clercq, Erik
Huyghe, P #
Issue Date: Jul-1987
Series Title: Current eye research vol:6 issue:4 pages:579-84
Abstract: Trifluridine (TFT) and a structurally related analogue, 5-fluoro-2'-deoxyuridine (FDU), were investigated for their efficacy in the topical treatment of experimental keratitis caused by thymidine kinase-positive (TK+) and thymidine kinase-deficient (TK-) herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) strains. Bromovinyldeoxyuridine (BVDU) was used as a reference compound. Both 0.2% BVDU and 0.2% TFT eyedrops produced a highly significant healing of TK+HSV-1 keratitis as compared to the placebo and 0.2% FDU eyedrops (P much less than 0.005), whereas the latter compound did not differ from placebo eyedrops. In the treatment of TK HSV-1 keratitis, none of the drugs exhibited a beneficial healing effect, although the virus strain used was inhibited in vitro by TFT and FDU at a very low concentration (0.02-0.04 microgram/mL).
ISSN: 0271-3683
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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