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December 24, 2017 at 3:41 pm #4583
Expert NurseKathleen Madden
We too have had limited experience with T-VEC but of those patients, the only AE’s we observed were more consistent with flu like symptoms which were treated with benadryl, acetaminophen & sometimes prednisone, but typically for the first 24 hours after the injection. Regarding ocular herpes, my experiences with this is a compication typically associated with an outbreak of shingles along the ophthalmic or maxiallary dermatome which has impacted the eye, but none of these were related to T-Vec. It is possible to aquire a localized herpetic infection from other sources of contact.