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Studies on Vitamin B Supplements for Preventing Post-Herpetic Neuralia



I see patients who often get Zoster as a complication of their chemotherapy. We were wondering about B vitamins in prevention of post herpetic neuralgia.

Any literature or suggested structure for literature searches would be helpful.


I found one study in a traditional medline search of B vitamins and zoster:

Chin Med Sci J. 1993 Mar;8(1):38-40.

Treatment of herpes zoster: recombinant alpha-2a-interferon versus acyclovir and vitamin therapy. Clinical Study Group on Interferon.

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Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd
Formerly, Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University