Herpes Zoster Update: Walkthrough of a Complex Case

Summary

Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the clinical impact of herpes zoster (HZ) and its related complications on older adults;
  • Describe medical management of symptoms associated HZ, postherpetic neuralgia, and HZ ophthalmicus;
  • Counsel patients in managing postherpetic neuralgia;
  • Identify situations such as HZ ophthalmicus, HZ in pregnancy, and possible viral transmission to unimmunized contacts;
  • Identify patients who would benefit from HZ vaccination based on current evidence;
  • Detail practical strategies to engage patients in the prevention of HZ.