Herpes Zoster in older adults

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Subject
Herpes zoster in older adults

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Source
Antiviral Res 44:145-154

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Herpes Zoster and persistent pain

Subject
Herpes zoster: risk categories for persistent pain

Authors
GWhitley RJ. Weiss HL. Soong SJ. Gnann JW

Source
Journal of Infectious Diseases. 179(1):9-15, 1999 Jan.

Abstract
Acute neuritis and persistent pain are the most significant clinical manifestations of herpes zoster and are end points for clinical trials therapy. In an acyclovir and prednisone study, patients were categorized according to pain severity and number of lesions at presentation. Risk categories were defined according to the magnitude of risk ratios (RRs) and a comparison of Kaplan-Meier survival estimates. For acute neuritis and zoster-associated pain, RRs defined rate of resolution. Patients who presented with severe or incapacitating pain and a large number of lesions were less likely to achieve resolution of both acute neuritis and zoster-associated pain (RR, 18.0; 95% confidence interval [CI], 6. 6-48.6, and RR, 5.3; 95% CI, 4.2-17.2, respectively). These analyses identify the subgroups of patients for whom aggressive interventions are most strongly indicated.

Viral Encephalitis

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Subject
Viral encephalitis

Authors
Whitley RJ. Weiss HL. Soong SJ. Gnann JW

Source
Pediatric Rev 20:192-198

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