What is the role of oral antiviral agents in the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patients without such risk factors can be treated with oral antiviral agents. Data on adjunctive therapy with corticosteroids are insufficient to permit a recommendation recommended. Antiviral therapy should be continued until all lesions have resolved. [106]


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