Anyway, he kept having some ups and downs. I changed him to Valtrex. In
March 1998, I started him on Kutapressin. Kutapressin, as some of you know, is what I term
an antique immune modulator. Antique because it was licensed in
the late 1940s. It was licensed, interestingly enough it was FDA approved
to treat cold sores and shingles. Those are herpes viruses. It was licensed to
treat acne and chronic dermatological inflammations. Now this is not something I learned
about in medical school. In the early to mid 1980s a very respectable group of
immunologists in Texas, as they began to work with all these adults with these new
syndromes emerging, somehow or other decided to look at Kutapressin. And what they were
able to show was that it really seemed to help many of these adults. Subsequently, as
researchers became a little more interested in it, they verified that it has an anti-viral
activity against every herpes virus it has been tested on. It also has this unknown immune
modulating activity and nobody quite knows what it is. By April 1998 he continued to
improve. His temper was better. He was a little hyper, but waking rested in the morning.
He was having some spectacular days and the mother said.