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Herpes Zoster Summary

Description: An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN) in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of CHICKENPOX. It involves the SENSORY GANGLIA and their areas of innervation and is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Also Known As: Zona; Shingles; Zoster

Networked: 4837 relevant articles (247 outcomes, 485 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Herpes Zoster

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Acyclovir (Aciclovir) : 70 outcomes 69 studies in 473 results : FDA 51 Generic
  2. valacyclovir (valaciclovir) : 23 outcomes 15 studies in 92 results : FDA 12 Generic
  3. famciclovir (Famvir) : 21 outcomes 22 studies in 87 results : FDA 5 Generic
  4. Herpes Zoster Vaccine : 19 outcomes 29 studies in 112 results : IBA
  5. Antiviral Agents (Antivirals) : 9 outcomes 4 studies in 82 results : IBA
  6. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin) : 9 outcomes 3 studies in 127 results : IBA
  7. Vaccines : 8 outcomes 6 studies in 105 results : IBA
  8. Vidarabine (Vira-A) : 7 outcomes 7 studies in 45 results : FDA 2
  9. brivudine (brivudin) : 7 outcomes 7 studies in 25 results : IBA
  10. Interferons : 6 outcomes 7 studies in 25 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Herpes Zoster

  1. Chickenpox
  2. Infection
  3. Pain (Aches)
  4. Herpes Zoster
  5. Postherpetic Neuralgia
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Key Therapies for Herpes Zoster

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  1. Lasers (Laser) : 5 outcomes 11 studies in 80 results
  2. Transplants (Transplant) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 85 results
  3. Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 24 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 69 results
  5. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results
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