Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster

Robert H. Dworkin, Robert W. Johnson, Judith Breuer, John W. Gnann, Myron J. Levin, Miroslav Backonja, Robert F. Betts, Anne A. Gershon, Maija L. Haanpää, Michael W. McKendrick, Turo J. Nurmikko, Anne Louise Oaklander, Michael N. Oxman, Deborah Pavan-Langston, Karin L. Petersen, Michael C. Rowbotham, Kenneth E. Schmader, Brett R. Stacey, Stephen K. Tyring, Albert J M Van WijckMark S. Wallace, Sawko W. Wassilew, Richard J. Whitley

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Abstract

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. Systematic literature reviews, published randomized clinical trials, existing guidelines, and the authors' clinical and research experience relevant to the management of patients with HZ were reviewed at a consensus meeting. The 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 for the use of these medications are provided. In addition, suggestions are made for treatments that, when used in combination with antiviral therapy, may further reduce pain and other complications of HZ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume44
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Herpes Zoster
valacyclovir
Antiviral Agents
Acyclovir
Controlled Clinical Trials
Therapeutics
Health Care Costs
Consensus
Randomized Controlled Trials
Quality of Life
Guidelines
Pain
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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Dworkin, R. H., Johnson, R. W., Breuer, J., Gnann, J. W., Levin, M. J., Backonja, M., ... Whitley, R. J. (2007). Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 44(SUPPL. 1). https://doi.org/10.1086/510206

Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster. / Dworkin, Robert H.; Johnson, Robert W.; Breuer, Judith; Gnann, John W.; Levin, Myron J.; Backonja, Miroslav; Betts, Robert F.; Gershon, Anne A.; Haanpää, Maija L.; McKendrick, Michael W.; Nurmikko, Turo J.; Oaklander, Anne Louise; Oxman, Michael N.; Pavan-Langston, Deborah; Petersen, Karin L.; Rowbotham, Michael C.; Schmader, Kenneth E.; Stacey, Brett R.; Tyring, Stephen K.; Van Wijck, Albert J M; Wallace, Mark S.; Wassilew, Sawko W.; Whitley, Richard J.

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 44, No. SUPPL. 1, 01.01.2007.

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Dworkin, RH, Johnson, RW, Breuer, J, Gnann, JW, Levin, MJ, Backonja, M, Betts, RF, Gershon, AA, Haanpää, ML, McKendrick, MW, Nurmikko, TJ, Oaklander, AL, Oxman, MN, Pavan-Langston, D, Petersen, KL, Rowbotham, MC, Schmader, KE, Stacey, BR, Tyring, SK, Van Wijck, AJM, Wallace, MS, Wassilew, SW & Whitley, RJ 2007, 'Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 44, no. SUPPL. 1. https://doi.org/10.1086/510206
Dworkin RH, Johnson RW, Breuer J, Gnann JW, Levin MJ, Backonja M et al. Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2007 Jan 1;44(SUPPL. 1). https://doi.org/10.1086/510206
Dworkin, Robert H. ; Johnson, Robert W. ; Breuer, Judith ; Gnann, John W. ; Levin, Myron J. ; Backonja, Miroslav ; Betts, Robert F. ; Gershon, Anne A. ; Haanpää, Maija L. ; McKendrick, Michael W. ; Nurmikko, Turo J. ; Oaklander, Anne Louise ; Oxman, Michael N. ; Pavan-Langston, Deborah ; Petersen, Karin L. ; Rowbotham, Michael C. ; Schmader, Kenneth E. ; Stacey, Brett R. ; Tyring, Stephen K. ; Van Wijck, Albert J M ; Wallace, Mark S. ; Wassilew, Sawko W. ; Whitley, Richard J. / Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster. In: Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2007 ; Vol. 44, No. SUPPL. 1.
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