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November 4, 2009

Postherpetic Neuralgia in Herpes Zoster

JAMA. 2009;302(17):1862-1863. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1580

To the Editor: In his Clinical Crossroads article discussing herpes zoster, Dr Whitley1 stated that our Cochrane review2 reported no benefit of valacyclovir for prevention of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) at 4 or 6 months after rash onset. However, this is not accurate; our review did not include any trials of valacyclovir.

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