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[Therapy of herpes zoster].

Abstract
Regarding the treatment of herpes zoster, aciclovir (ACV) is as the most effective and safe drug available. ACV reduces the viral shedding time and promotes the cutaneous healing and pain resolution. Oral ACV in high doses (5 x 800 mg daily), as well, has proved effective in the treatment of acute herpes zoster. If there is no convincing effect on the pain, additional application of corticoids in high doses may be of benefit.
AuthorsR Engst
JournalZeitschrift für Hautkrankheiten (Z Hautkr) Vol. 64 Issue 10 Pg. 848-50 (Oct 15 1989) ISSN: 0301-0481 [Print] GERMANY, WEST
Vernacular TitleTherapie des Zoster.
PMID2686242 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
Chemical References
  • Antiviral Agents
  • Acyclovir
Topics
  • Acyclovir (administration & dosage)
  • Antiviral Agents (administration & dosage)
  • Herpes Zoster (drug therapy)
  • Humans
  • Opportunistic Infections (drug therapy)

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