Poxviruses Medication

Updated: Oct 07, 2015
  • Author: John D Shanley, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Numerous nucleoside and nucleotide agents have demonstrated potent antiviral activity against poxvirus infection in vitro and in animal models. Cidofovir has been used successfully to treat extensive molluscum contagiosum and orf in patients with AIDS. [6, 8, 7]