The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 68, Issue 7, pp 635–639 | Cite as

Antiviral therapy: Respiratory infections, chornic hepatitis

  • Basim I. Asmar
  • Nahed M. Abdel-Haq
Symposium on Antimicrobials—I


This review focuses on the activity, clinical pharmacology, and clinical indications of antiviral agents used in the management of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus infections, and chronic hepatitis B and C. Two neuraminidase inhibitors, a new class of antiviral agents, were recently approved for the treatment of influenza A and B in children.

Key words

Antiviral agents Virus infections Neuraminidase inhibitors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of MichiganWayne State University, School of MedicineDetroitUSA

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