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Correction: ▾ oral acyclovir for herpes zoster (28 November 1988, p.94)


We regret that we wrongly described the clinical trial by Esmann et al11. This compared two groups of patients, both given acyclovir for 7 days. One group in addition received prednisolone, and the other received placebo. The addition of prednisolone did not reduce the incidence and intensity of post-herpetic neuralgia. Neither acyclovir nor prednisolone appears to affect this.

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