Stop shingles in its tracks.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_C8D070F74853
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Stop shingles in its tracks.
Journal
Journal of Family Practice
Author(s)
Lang P.O., Hasso Y., Michel J.P.
ISSN
1533-7294 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0094-3509
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
58
Number
10
Pages
531-534
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Initiate antiviral treatment as soon as possible; rapid resolution of acute pain and reduction in the development of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) are most likely when therapy is started within 72 hours of the outbreak. Discuss herpes zoster (HZ) vaccination with healthy patients 60 years of age and older during their first office visit; the vaccine markedly reduces the incidence of HZ and PHN. Do not prescribe tricyclic antidepressants or corticosteroids in the acute phase of HZ.
Keywords
Aged, Analgesics/therapeutic use, Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use, Drug Therapy, Combination, Herpes Zoster/drug therapy, Herpes Zoster/prevention & control, Herpes Zoster Vaccine, Humans, Middle Aged, Neuralgia, Postherpetic/prevention & control, Practice Guidelines as Topic
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Web of science
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20/08/2019 15:43
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