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Herpes Zoster : New Preventive Perspectives

@inproceedings{Armando2015HerpesZ,
  title={Herpes Zoster : New Preventive Perspectives},
  author={S. Armando and Valente Nicoletta and P. Sara and G. Matilde and L. Silvia and Gabutti Giovanni},
  year={2015}
}
Herpes Zoster, due to reactivation of latent Varicella Zoster Virus in ganglia, is common in adults 50 years of age and older. Aging and other conditions that involvea decline of VZVspecific cell-mediated immunity are related to the onset of the disease. The main complication is Postherpetic Neuralgia, a debilitating long-lasting painful condition. Pharmacological treatment may be sub-optimal and the impact on quality of life is significant, especially for older patients. A preventive approach… Expand
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