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The Pilot Study of Foscarnet Cream in the Treatment of Mucocutaneous Herpes Simplex Virus Infections in Immunocompromised Patients Unresponsive to Acyclovir Treatment

2014-08-27 03:59:18 | BioPortfolio

Summary

PRIMARY: To evaluate the clinical activity of foscarnet cream on the index lesion of mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections in immunocompromised patients previously unresponsive to acyclovir treatment.

SECONDARY: To evaluate the clinical activity and virologic activity of foscarnet cream on all treated lesions in this patient population. To evaluate the local tolerance and side effects of treatment with foscarnet cream in this patient population.

Description

Patients receive topical applications of one percent foscarnet cream five times daily for up to 6 weeks; those who show no evidence of epithelialization of the index lesion after 3 or more weeks are removed from study and offered intravenous foscarnet. Patients who show a good response to topical foscarnet cream at the end of 6 weeks may continue receiving treatment at the discretion of the investigator.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Herpes Simplex

Intervention

Foscarnet sodium

Location

CARE Ctr / UCLA Med Ctr
Los Angeles
California
United States
90095

Status

Completed

Source

NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:59:18-0400

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