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Internal Medicine

Answer 5
  1. A 40-year-old man with mildly symptomatic acute herpes zoster. Antiviral treatment is generally recommended for all patients of any age with severely symptomatic herpes zoster and for patients older than age 50 years with zoster of any severity. Antiviral treatment is also recommended for any severity of facial zoster because of the risk of ophthalmic involvement and a greater chance of postherpetic neuralgia.

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