A collaborative NIAID protocol which examines 4 treatment arms in localized herpes zoster. Normal patients 50 years old or greater with zoster lesions less than 72 hours old receive (1) oral acyclovir, (2) oral acyclovir plus prednisone, (3) prednisone, or (4) placebo. The progression of skin lesions, pain, virus cultures, and immune responses to varicella zoster virus are followed.

Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
31
Fiscal Year
1993
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Texas Medical Br Galveston
Department
Type
DUNS #
041367053
City
Galveston
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
77555
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