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J R Soc Med. 1989 March; 82(3): 145–146.
PMCID: PMC1292038

Severe herpes zoster infection in the United Kingdom: experience in a regional infectious disease unit.

Abstract

Seventy-three cases of severe herpes zoster infection admitted to a regional infectious disease unit over a 3-year period were reviewed. Complications were common. Elderly patients were in the majority (55%), were hospitalized for longer and accounted for 78% of all complications. Acyclovir therapy was used in 44 cases with a reduction in both the duration of hospital stay and complication rate.

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