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Mucosal and cutaneous herpes simplex in immunocompromised clients.

Adults: 5 mg/kg infused at a constant rate over 1 hr, q 8 hr (15 mg/kg/day) for 7 days. Children less than 12 years of age: 250

mg/m2 infused at a constant rate over 1 hr, q 8 hr for 7 days.

Varicella-zoster infections (shingles) in immunocompromised clients.

Adults: 10 mg/kg infused at a constant rate over 1 hr, q 8 hr for 7 days (not to exceed 500 mg/m2 q 8 hr). Children less than 12 years of age: 500 mg/m2 infused at a constant rate over at least 1 hr, q 8 hr for 7 days.

Herpes simplex encephalitis.

D Adults: 10 mg/kg infused at a constant rate over at least 1 hr, q 8 hr for 10 days. Children less than 12 years of age and greater than 6 months of age: 500 mg/m2 infused at a constant rate over at least 1 hr, q 8 hr for 10 days. • Topical (5% Ointment) Adults and children: Lesion should be covered with sufficient amount of ointment (0.5-in. ribbon/4 in.2 of surface area) q 3 hr, 6 times/day for 7 days. Initiate treatment as soon as possible after onset of symptoms.

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