- Treatment of herpes - a serious problem
Immunotherapy herpes infection
Modern methods of treatment of herpes involve compulsory application of immune, since the aggravation of herpes infection always takes place against the background of reduced immunity
Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
. For this purpose, the preparations for nonspecific and specific immunotherapy.
Non-specific immunotherapy can be performed using antibodies, interferons and inducers (stimulants) formation of endogenous (produced by the cells of the patient) of interferon, as well as drugs that stimulate cell-mediated immunity.
The mechanism of action is the substitution immunoglobulin immunotherapy. They contain antibodies to herpes virus, and thus increase the humoral immunity. They also have a detoxifying effect and stimulate cell-mediated immunity.
For the treatment of mild, but often exacerbated herpes infections applied normal human immunoglobulin, wherein the presence is necessary to treat antiherpetic amount of specific antibodies (mainly to HSV-1 which is present in the body of nearly all adults).
For the treatment of severe, including generalized forms of herpes Sandoglobulin used (manufacturer - Sandoz, Switzerland) - human immunoglobulin with a high content of antibodies antiherpetic
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Russian or intravenous immunoglobulin.
Another means of nonspecific immunotherapy are interferons - proteins produced by human cells during introduction of a virus. In herpesviruses there is no resistance (immunity) to interferon, which makes drugs of this series irreplaceable in the treatment of herpes infections. Interferons also activates the immune cells that contribute to the excretion of pathogens.
Additionally, recombinant interferons are now obtained from biomass by means of genetic engineering. These drugs include viferon and kipferon.
The downside of all interferons (both natural and recombinant) is that they come from outside the body and thus can suppress the production of its own (endogenous) interferon body cells during long-term (within two weeks or more) application. Therefore, the long courses of treatment with interferon cancel, gradually reducing the dose and frequency of application.
This disadvantage is absent in drugs group inducers of endogenous interferon, which stimulate the production of cells in the body's own interferon. Such a mechanism of action have many drugs, both natural and synthetic origin: levamisole, Dibazolum, vitamin B12, pirogenal, prodigiozan and so on.
For the treatment of herpes infections of the eye is particularly effective synthetic interferon inducer
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Poludanum. New in the treatment of herpes - this application Poludan for the treatment of herpes infections with lesions of the skin and mucous membranes. When herpes infection of the skin lesion appoint obkalyvanie poludanom. Poludan also provides general immunostimulatory effect, so is widely used in the complex treatment of herpes infections in the immunocompromised.
Increased use of interferon inducers are manufactured in dosage forms for oral administration, it amiksin, alpizarin, flokazid, arbidol. These drugs most often prescribed to patients with recurrent herpes suffering from frequent colds of viral origin.
To activate cellular immunity of patients with herpes infection with frequent relapses of the disease prescribe such drugs as t-activin, timalin, thymogen, Myelopid and others. In the same stimulating effect it has autohaemotherapy herpes
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- Treatment of the patient's own blood taken from a vein and then introduced into the muscle.
Specific immunotherapy - is the introduction of tissue herpetic polyvalent killed vaccine, the effect of which is aimed at stimulating the production of antibodies to herpes virus activity of immune cells of blood and removal of the allergic disposition of the body in relation to the herpes virus.