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Thursday, December 12, 2013
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.
Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University