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Boceprevir-induced Herpes Zoster

Ayþegul Babalí, Basak Cakal, Alpaslan Tanoglu, Fatih Karaahmet, Murat Kekilli

Keywords : Boceprevir, Herpes zoster, Infection

Citation Information : Babalí A, Cakal B, Tanoglu A, Karaahmet F, Kekilli M. Boceprevir-induced Herpes Zoster. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2018; 8 (2):161-162.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1282

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-01-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Herpes zoster is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (VZV), that attacks peripheral or cranial nerves and result in painful cutaneous inflammation. Boceprevir is a protease inhibitor which used as a new therapeutic agent for chronic hepatitis C infection. Boceprevir associated herpes zoster is extremely rare condition. We present herpes zoster infection assosiated Boceprevir in patint with chronic hepatitis C.

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