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Swiss Med Wkly. 2007 May 5;137(17-18):239-51.

Swiss recommendations for the management of varicella zoster virus infections.

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  • 1Dermatologische Klinik, Universitätsspital Zürich, CH-8091 Zürich, Switzerland.


Infections with varicella zoster virus (VZV) are common viral infections associated with significant morbidity. Diagnosis and management are complex, particularly in immunocompromised patients and during pregnancy. The present recommendations have been established by a multidisciplinary panel of specialists and endorsed by numerous Swiss medical societies involved in the medical care of such patients (Appendix). The aim was to improve the care of affected patients and to reduce complications.

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