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Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000438245.33074.a3
Special Topics in Infectious Diseases

An updated approach to treating and preventing herpes zoster

Garrubba, Carl MPA, PA-C; Donkers, Kelly MPA, PA-C

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ABSTRACT: Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes chickenpox and herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is a common infection in older adults and can lead to potentially debilitating postherpetic neuralgia. This article reviews the diagnosis and management of herpes zoster, including strategies to reduce disease frequency and severity with the herpes zoster vaccine.

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