Short-course intravenous aciclovir treatment for cutaneous herpes zoster in patients with HIV infection

International Journal of STD & AIDS, 06/01/2012

One patient (2%) relapsed early and four patients (7.8%) relapsed late with further episodes of cutaneous HZ. Seven patients (13.7%) developed postherpetic neuralgia. Three days of intravenous aciclovir is effective treatment for cutaneous HZ in patients with HIV infection.

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