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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2011, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (4): 410-413.doi: 10.3736/jcim20110410

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Cantharidin patches and intravenous administration of vitamin C in the concomitant treatment of herpes zoster: A case report

Martin Schencking1,2(), Karin Kraft2   

  1. 1. PAEN Clinic of Integrative Medicine, Roemerstr. 1, D-56130 Bad Ems, Germany
    2. Chair of Naturopathy, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rostock Medical School, Ernst-Heydemann Str. 6, D-18057 Rostock, Germany
  • Received:2011-01-16 Accepted:2011-01-25 Online:2011-04-20 Published:2011-04-15
  • Contact: Schencking Martin E-mail:naturedoc@web.de

Key words: herpes zoster, cantharidin, ascorbic acid, case reports

Figure 1

Manifestation before treatment The day after admission, the patient already presented with painful skin findings in the right axilla."

Figure 2

Treatment with cantharidin patches for 2 weeks During the first 2 weeks, a significant reduction of the haemorrhagic skin efflorescences was documented"

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