Acyclovir for treating varicella in otherwise healthy children and adolescents.

@article{Klassen2005AcyclovirFT,
  title={Acyclovir for treating varicella in otherwise healthy children and adolescents.},
  author={Terry P Klassen and Lisa Hartling and Natasha Wiebe and Elaine Belseck},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={4},
  pages={
          CD002980
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acyclovir has the potential to shorten the course of illness which may result in reduced costs and morbidity associated with chickenpox. OBJECTIVES 1) To examine the evidence evaluating the efficacy of acyclovir in alleviating symptoms of chickenpox and shortening the duration of illness. 2) To examine complications of chickenpox and adverse effects associated with acyclovir as reported in the relevant trials. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Central Register of… CONTINUE READING
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