Herpes Zoster Resources and References
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- Prevention of Herpes Zoster: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
MMWR (15 May 2008) reports first statement by ACIP on use of live attenuated vaccine for the prevention of herpes zoster
- CDC. Updated recommendations for use of VariZIG - United States, 2013. MMWR. 2013;62(28):574-6.
- Slide set: Overview of VZV Disease & Vaccination for Healthcare Professionals [57 slides]
- What Is Shingles, and Who Can Get It?
Shingles information from the American Academy of Family Physicians
Shingles information from the National Institute on Aging which includes a printable brochure on shingles
- Resources on Shingles from NINDS
Information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Shingles Interactive Tutorial
A tutorial from the Patient Education Institute, also available in Spanish
- Vaccination References and Resources
MMWRs on Varicella, Pink Book's chapter on Varicella, Travelers Health: Yellow Book...
- Zostavax Questions and Answers
Questions and answers about the Zostavax® vaccine from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Provider Education
CDC herpes zoster podcast, courses, broadcasts, webcasts, and slide sets
- Print Ads
Printable fact sheets, personal story, and poster -- Updated July 2008
- Media Resources
CDC vaccine message and press release
- Podcast: There’s a Vaccine for Shingles?!
Posted Jul 2009
- Hales CM, Harpaz R, Joesoef MR, Bialek SR (2013). Examination of links between herpes zoster incidence and childhood varicella vaccination. Annals of Internal Medicine. 159(11):739-45.
- Moon, MA. Herpes Zoster Vaccine Effective in Real Practice. Fam Prac News. 2011 Feb.
- Lu PJ, Euler GL, Harpaz R. Herpes zoster vaccination among adults aged 60 years and older, in the U.S., 2008. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Feb; 40(2):e1-6.
- Tseng HF, Smith N, Harpaz R, Bialek, SR, Sy LS, et al. Herpes zoster vaccine in older adults and the risk of subsequent herpes zoster disease. JAMA. 2011 Jan;305(2):160-6.
- Amlie-Lefond C, Jubelt B. Neurologic manifestations of varicella zoster virus infections. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2009 Nov;9(6):430-4.
- CDC. Prevention of varicella: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR. 2007;56(No. RR-44):1-40.
- Dworkin RH, Barbano RL, Tyring SK, Betts RF, McDermott MP, Pennella-Vaughan J, et al. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of oxycodone and of gabapentin for acute pain in herpes zoster. Pain. 2009 Apr;142(3):209-17.
- Gershon AA, Gershon MD, Breuer J, Levin MJ, Oaklander AL, Griffiths PD. Advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis and epidemiology of herpes zoster. J Clin Virol. 2010 May;48(Suppl 1):S2-7.
- Gilden DH, Cohrs RJ, Mahalingam R. VZV vasculopathy and postherpetic neuralgia: progress and perspective on antiviral therapy. Neurology. 2005 Jan;64(1):21-5.
- Gnann JW Jr, Whitley RJ. Clinical practice. Herpes zoster. N Engl J Med. 2002 Aug;347(5):340-6.
- Kimberlin DW, Whitley RJ. Varicella-zoster vaccine for the prevention of herpes zoster. N Engl J Med. 2007 Mar;356(13):1338-43.
- Levin MJ, Gershon AA, Dworkin RH, Brisson M, Stanberry L. Prevention strategies for herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia. J Clin Virol. 2010 May;48 (Suppl 1): S14-9.
- Nagel MA, Gilden DH. The protean neurologic manifestations of varicella-zoster virus infection. Cleve Clin J Med. 2007 Jul;74(7):489-94, 496, 498-9.
- Oxman MN, Levin MJ, Johnson GR, Schmader KE, Straus SE, et al. A vaccine to prevent herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in older adults. N Engl J Med. 2005 Jun;352(22):2271-84.
- Sampathkumar P, Drage LA, Martin DP. Herpes zoster (shingles) and postherpetic neuralgia. Mayo Clin Proc. 2009;84(3):274-80.
- Sanjay S, Chan EW, Gopal L, Hegde SR, Chang BC. Complete unilateral ophthalmoplegia in herpes zoster ophthalmicus. J Neuroophthalmol. 2009 Dec;29(4):325-37.
- Schmader K. Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in older adults. Clin Geriatr Med. 2007 Aug;23(3):615-32,vii-viii.
- Sugisaki K, Yoshida H. Varicella zoster virus meningoencephalitis accompanied by sporadic skin lesions in an older immunocompetent adult. J Infect Chemother. 2007 Aug;13(4):270-2.
- Thomas SL, Hall AJ. What does epidemiology tell us about risk factors for herpes zoster? Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Jan;4(1):26-33.
- Yawn BP, Saddier P, Wollan PC, St Sauver JL, Kurland MJ, Sy LS. A population-based study of the incidence and complication rates of herpes zoster before zoster vaccine introduction. Mayo Clin Proc. 2007 Nov;82(11):1341-9.
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