Clinical management of acute Herpes zoster

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Standard clinical treatment for herpes zoster is described well in the following zoster treatment video:



A useful chart, providing clinical treatment options for acute Herpes zoster, is provided in the figure below. This is a condensation of the International Herpes Management Forum treatment recommendations for herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia. This "treatment flow chart" is an adaptation courtesy of Dr. Robert W. Johnson, "Herpes Zoster in the Immunocompetent Patient: Management of Post-herpetic Neuralgia", Herpes 10:2, 2003. Use the slider bars to access various parts of this chart.


 

 

 

 

 


As described in the Annals of the American Family Physician, "Management of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Postherpetic Neuralgia", April 15,2000, a Shingles treatment regimen is defined in the following table:

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