antiviral resistance


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antiviral resistance

The developed resistance of a virus to specific antiviral therapy.
See also: resistance
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Antiviral resistance mutations and genotype associated amino acid substitutions in treatment-naive hepatitis B virus-infected individuals from the Indian subcontinent Intervirology.
Prolonged influenza virus shedding and emergence of antiviral resistance in immunocompromised patients and ferrets.
Testing for seasonal influenza viruses and monitoring for novel influenza A virus infections should continue year-round, as should specimen submission to CDC for further antigenic and genetic analysis and antiviral resistance monitoring.
From influenza viruses (Virological surveillance and antiviral resistance of human influenza virus in Argentina, 2005-2008) to HIV (Prevalence and patterns of HIV transmitted drug resistance in Guatemala and HIV transmitted drug resistance in adult and pediatric populations in Panama), different examples are presented on the prevalence of resistance to antiviral drugs.
Knowledge of the locally prevalent influenza strains as well as local patterns of antiviral resistance should inform that judgment.
BOSTON--The forthcoming availability of the protease inhibitors telaprevir and boceprevir for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C is likely to vastly improve virologic response rates and cut treatment times, but experts warn that such advancements need to be balanced against the "huge potential" for misuse of the agents and the need to manage side effects and monitor for antiviral resistance.
While antiviral resistance remains at low levels, future potential development of resistance is still a concern, so immunization is the best protection.
We have stringent processes in place for monitoring for antiviral resistance in the UK so that we can spot resistance early and the causes can be investigated and the cases managed.
However, in patients with a positive laboratory test for influenza A or seasonal A(H1N1), the preferred agent is zanamivir (Relenza), according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations based on antiviral resistance patterns.
And as far as antiviral resistance patterns, we will determine that next year," she said.
Given the concerns about antiviral resistance, this study is a reminder of the importance of influenza vaccine.