What therapy is recommended for immunocompromised patients with herpes zoster (shingles)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antiviral therapy has been demonstrated to halt progression and dissemination of acute herpes zoster in immunocompromised patients, even when initiated more than 72 hours after rash onset. [106] Accordingly, such therapy is recommended for all immunocompromised patients who present before the full crusting of all lesions.


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