Infectious Diseases

Herpes zoster: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, algorithms of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

The present article outlines some important aspects of herpes zoster epidemiology and presents the algorithms of its diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in routine clinical practice of an infectious disease physician. Particular attention is paid to the early antiviral therapy of herpes zoster with Valacyclovir.
Key words: infectious diseases, herpes, herpes zoster, diagnosis of herpes, treatment of herpes,
algorithms of diagnosis and treatment, antiviral therapy, Valacyclovir.
For citation: Vikulov G.Kh., Maksimova M.Yu., Voznesenskiy S.L., Kozhevnikova G.M., Oradovskaya I.V. Herpes zoster: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, algorithms of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Infekc. bolezni (Infectious diseases). 2019; 17(2): 105–120. (In Russian).

DOI: 10.20953/1729-9225-2019-2-105-120