Herpesvirus Infections Potentiated by Biologics.

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Herpesvirus Infections Potentiated by Biologics.

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2020 Jun;34(2):311-339

Authors: Ho DY, Enriquez K, Multani A

Herpesviruses such as herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 and 2, varicella-zoster virus (VZV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) maintain lifelong latency in the host after primary infection and can reactivate periodically either as asymptomatic viral shedding or as clinical disease. Immunosuppression, including biologic therapy, may increase frequency and severity of herpesvirus reactivation and infection. Licensed biologics are reviewed regarding their risks of potentiating HSV, VZV, and CMV reactivation and infection. Approaches to prophylaxis against HSV, VZV, and CMV infection or reactivation are discussed.

PMID: 32444012 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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