Effectiveness of topical corticosteroids in addition to antiviral therapy in the management of recurrent herpes labialis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Arain2015EffectivenessOT,
  title={Effectiveness of topical corticosteroids in addition to antiviral therapy in the management of recurrent herpes labialis: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Nasira Arain and Sharath CV Paravastu and Mubashir Aslam Arain},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent herpes labialis (RHL) is one of the most common viral infections worldwide. The available treatments have limited efficacy in preventing the recurrence of ulcerative lesions and reducing the duration of illness. The objective of this review was to identify the effectiveness of topical corticosteroids in addition to antiviral therapy in the treatment of RHL infection. METHODS A systematic review of randomized clinical trials comparing the efficacy of combined therapy… CONTINUE READING
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