High incidence of herpes zoster in patients with AIDS soon after therapy with protease inhibitors.

@article{Martnez1998HighIO,
  title={High incidence of herpes zoster in patients with AIDS soon after therapy with protease inhibitors.},
  author={Eugenia Mart{\'i}nez and Jose Gatell and Yeinmy H. Moran and Esther Aznar and Elisabeth Buira and Ana Guelar and Jos{\'e}p Mallolas and Edouard Soriano},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={1510-3}
}
A high incidence of herpes zoster was noticed among patients with AIDS, shortly after addition of a protease inhibitor to their baseline treatment with nucleoside analogue reverse-transcriptase inhibitors. Within a median follow-up of 64 weeks (range, 34-103 weeks), 14 patients (7%) had a first episode or a recurrence of herpes zoster (6.2 episodes per 100 patient-years). No episodes of zoster were diagnosed before week 4. Twelve episodes (86%) occurred between weeks 4 and 16. The risk of… CONTINUE READING
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