Viral Infections

  • Author: Jin S. Suh, MD, FACP (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/26/16 (What's New)


  • Acyclovir significantly reduces pain and shortens the duration of viral shedding, duration of new lesion formation, time to crusting of lesions, and time to complete healing[Meyers 1982]

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