Shingles: a review of diagnosis and management

Authors
Citation
R. Morgan et D. King, Shingles: a review of diagnosis and management, HOSP MED, 59(10), 1998, pp. 770-776
Citations number
36
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
HOSPITAL MEDICINE
ISSN journal
1462-3935 → ACNP
Volume
59
Issue
10
Year of publication
1998
Pages
770 - 776
Database
ISI
SICI code
1462-3935(199810)59:10<770:SARODA>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
Herpes zoster or shingles results from reactivation of varicella zoster vir us previously dormant in cells of the dorsal root ganglion. The incidence o f shingles increases with age and immunosuppression. Guidelines far managin g shingles are now available and implementation, with the emphasis on early treatment, may reduce the severity of a shingles attack and reduce the inc idence of complications.