• Medicine
  • Published in
    Clinical infectious diseases…
    2007
  • DOI:10.1086/510206

Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster.

@article{Dworkin2007RecommendationsFT,
  title={Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster.},
  author={Robert H. Dworkin and Robert W Johnson and Judith Breuer and John W. Gnann and Myron J Levin and Miroslav Backonja and Robert Betts and Anne Gershon and Maija Haanpaa and M. W. Mckendrick and Turo J. Nurmikko and Anne Louise Oaklander and Michael N. Oxman and Deborah Pavan-Langston and Karin Lottrup Petersen and Michael C. Rowbotham and Kenneth E Schmader and Brett R. Stacey and Stephen K Tyring and Albert J M van Wijck and Mark Stanley Wallace and Sawko W. Wassilew and Richard J. Whitley},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S1-26
        }
}
The objective of this article is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of patients with herpes zoster (HZ) that take into account clinical efficacy, adverse effects, impact on quality of life, and costs of treatment. [...] Key ResultThe results of controlled trials and the clinical experience of the authors support the use of acyclovir, brivudin (where available), famciclovir, and valacyclovir as first-line antiviral therapy for the treatment of patients with HZ. Specific recommendations… Expand Abstract

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