Objective: To observe effectiveness of interleukin-2 and
famciclovir in preventing the relapse of gential herps (GH).
Methods: Interleukin-2, with a dose of 400,000 U, added in 2%
lidocaine, was injected to block the eight acupuncture points of
the bone crevices including the upper crevice, middle crevice,
secondary crevice, and lower crevice, alternately. Meanwhile,
famciclovir, 0.25 g, was orally administered three times daily for
six days. The therapy was repeated every four weeks for one year.
Results: Totally 200 patients were followed up. Twenty-six
patients were free from the GH within one year, while 102
patients experienced relapse for more than 2 times within one
year. However, and the overall efficiency was satisfactory.
Conclusions: Interleukin-2, by blocking the eight acupuncture
points of the bone crevices, together with oral famciclovir, can
effectively prevent the relapse of GH.