Episode 112.0 – Herpes Zoster

This week we discuss the presentation and management of herpes zoster.

September 11th, 2017 Download Leave a Comment Tags: ,

Show Notes

Take Home Points

  • Classically, herpes zoster will present with rash and pain in a dermatomal distribution
  • Immunocompromised patients are at greater risk for significant complications of zoster, including visceral dissemination and zoster ophthalmicus
  • Appropriate therapy includes antiviral therapy within 72 hours of onset of symptoms and analgesia for acute neuritis
  • Disseminated zoster and zoster ophthalmicus threatening sight should be treated with IV antivirals

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