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Intervention Protocol

Antiviral prophylaxis for varicella zoster in immunocompromised patients (excluding haematological malignancies)

  1. Christina C Chang1,*,
  2. Allen C Cheng2,
  3. Richard J Maude3,
  4. Monica Slavin4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008052


How to Cite

Chang CC, Cheng AC, Maude RJ, Slavin M. Antiviral prophylaxis for varicella zoster in immunocompromised patients (excluding haematological malignancies) (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008052. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008052.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Infectious Diseases Unit, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    2nd Floor, Burnet Centre, Alfred Hospital, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand

  4. 4

    Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

*Christina C Chang, Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria, 3181, Australia. ccchang339@hotmail.com. christina.chang@med.monash.edu.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate the effectiveness of antiviral agents as prophylaxis against VZV reactivation in immunosuppressed patients.