Should all adults with varicella be prescribed antiviral treatment?

D Ashley R Watson
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11776
Published online: 18 March 2013

To the Editor: A previously healthy young man with a 1-day history of fever and a rash receives a clinical diagnosis of chickenpox from his general practitioner. Should he be treated with an antiviral drug such as aciclovir?

  • D Ashley R Watson

  • The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.


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