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Cold Sores (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Authors: Mohamad El Mortada, MD, MaryAnn Tran, MD, Corrine Young, PharmD, Mary Nettleman, MD, MS

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Thomas H Scott, DO, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Tara Shapiro, DO, Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Steven L Bernstein, MD, Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine.

REFERENCE:

Cernik, C., K. Gallina, and R.T. Brodell. "The Treatment of Herpes Simplex Infections: An Evidence-Based Review." Arch Intern Med 168.11 June 9, 2008: 1137-1144.


Last Editorial Review: 6/21/2011

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