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Acyclovir and postherpetic neuralgia.

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Studies have demonstrated the benefit of acyclovir, given intravenously or orally, on the acute illness in herpes zoster (HZ). Whether or not such treatment influences the subsequent development of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) has been the subject of recent controversy. Intravenous acyclovir has not been shown to influence PHN significantly in prospective studies. Oral acyclovir in large doses may reduce PHN during the 3 months after acute HZ, but this effect has not been observed consistentl...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie
Volume:
44
Issue:
9
Pages:
455-459
Publication date:
1990-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1950-6007
ISSN:
0753-3322
Source identifiers:
25452
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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