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EJMO Volume : 6 Issue : 2 Year : 2022
EJMO. 2022; 6(2): 182-185 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2022.26330

Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection and Brivudine Therapy: Unexpected Response in Sarcoma Patient

Osman Kostek1, Murat Sari1, Ibrahim Vedat Bayoglu1
1Department of Medical Oncology, Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey,

Soft tissue sarcoma is a heterogeneous disease and treatment options are limited in advanced stage settings. Brivudine is a thymidine-nucleoside analog and inhibits DNA polymerase in VZV infection. We demonstrated a case of a patient who was diagnosed with both VZV infection and advanced stage sarcoma, and unexpected anti-tumoral response after brivudine therapy. Keywords: VZV-infection, brivudine, undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, anti-tumoral response


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Kostek O, Sari M, Bayoglu I. Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection and Brivudine Therapy: Unexpected Response in Sarcoma Patient. EJMO. 2022; 6(2): 182-185

Corresponding Author: Osman Kostek

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