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Management of herpes zoster ophthalmicus in people with HIV infection

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



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

The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the evidence regarding the treatment of HZO in people with HIV infection.

Specific objectives

  • To determine the efficacy of different antiviral agents in the treatment of acute HZO with regard to resolution of skin lesions, reduction of viral shedding, and incidence of ocular complications.

  • To assess the efficacy of different treatment options (e.g. oral steroids, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, topical analgesics, and nerve blocks) in the management of post-herpetic neuralgia.