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December 1965


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1109 Eighth Ave Altoona, Pa 16601

Arch Dermatol. 1965;92(6):761. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600180153035

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To The Editor  After reading an Italian translation in the Dermatology Digest on the use of griseofulvin in the treatment of zoster: I have had the opportunity to use the drug in three cases. Two involved the trunk and one the neck. All the patients had severe pain, which was relieved within two days and no further lesions developed after treatment was started. Only supportive therapy with aspirin and hot packs was used.I have not found any studies in the American literature concerning this type of therapy; therefore I feel it would be a worthwhile project of study for dermatology centers, where control studies could be done, to investigate and evaluate this further. Possibly a specific modality for the treatment of zoster would be in the offing.

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