Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Shingles?

William James, MD; Camila K. Janniger, MD


March 09, 2017

Uncomplicated zoster does not require inpatient care. Hospital admission should be considered for patients with any of the following:

  • Severe symptoms

  • Immunosuppression

  • Atypical presentations (eg, myelitis)

  • Involvement of more than two dermatomes

  • Significant facial bacterial superinfection

  • Disseminated herpes zoster

  • Ophthalmic involvement

  • Meningoencephalopathic involvement

For more on the treatment of herpes zoster, read here.

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