Dermatologic Manifestations of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Medication

Updated: Jan 06, 2020
  • Author: Amira M Elbendary, MBBCh, MSc; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to induce remission, to reduce morbidity, and to prevent complications.

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Antiviral agents

Class Summary

Antiviral agents inhibit the replication of RNA and DNA viruses.

Ribavirin (Rebetol)

Ribavirin is suggested drug treatment for Hantavirus infections and Arenavirus infections, especially Lassa fever and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. It is especially effective when administered in the early course of the disease. It inhibits viral replication by inhibiting DNA and RNA synthesis.

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