Varicella-Zoster Virus (Herpes Zoster) Infections

Varicella-Zoster Virus (Herpes Zoster) Infections

A review of the many past and present therapeutic attempts in herpes zoster is given. Oral acyclovir is the most frequently used in the treatment of these infections, but due to very low bioavailability, it should be administered in high and multiple daily doses. Ms. In addition to various granulomatous reactions, vasculitic and neoplastic eruptions following resolved VZV infections have been described and are reviewed here. The incidence of herpes zoster in patients with Hodgkin’s disease: an analysis of prognostic factors. Cancer, 56, 642, 1985. Gottlieb, M.

S., Wolfe, P. Valaciclovir also proved to be more effective in the treatment of herpes zoster infections, especially in reducing the symptoms of postherpetic neuralgias. A literature review was conducted to examine the clinical outcomes related to the use of pneumococcal, influenza and herpes zoster vaccines in adults 65 years and older. The syndrome of persistent generalized lymphadenopathy: experience with 101 patients, in AIDS-Associated Syndromes, Gupta, S., Ed. Plenum Press, New York, 85, 1984. Elion, G. B., Furman, P.

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Varicella-Zoster Virus (Herpes Zoster) Infections
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