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Acta Neurologica Belgica

, Volume 117, Issue 1, pp 395–397 | Cite as

Neurological deterioration in the treatment of Herpes zoster: encephalitis or neurotoxic effect of acyclovir?

  • H. De Cauwer
  • Jan Maes
  • M. Viaene
  • L. Janssen
  • L. Belmans
Letter to the Editor
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Keywords

Valproate Status Epilepticus Tramadol Herpes Zoster Acyclovir 
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Notes

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Conflict of interest

All the authors report no disclosure nor conflict of interest relevant to the manuscript. All authors report no financial disclosure.

Ethical approval

This manuscript does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. Additional informed consent was obtained from all individual participants for whom identifying information is included in this article.

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© Belgian Neurological Society 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyDimpna Regional HospitalGeelBelgium
  2. 2.General PractitionerVeerle-LaakdalBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Anaesthesiology-Intensive CareAZ St DimpnaGeelBelgium

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