TI: Ozone as Therapy in Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zoster Diseases DT: 1983 AU: Mattassi R., D'Angelo F., Franchina A., Bassi P. SO: The Division of Vascular Surgery, Santa Corona Hospital, Garbagnate Milanese (Milano) - Italy AB: It is known from many researches that ozone has a high antibacterial and antiviral effect and this is utilized in the industrial treatment of drinking water. Authors of this paper tried to utilize this ozone effect in the treatment of some viral diseases of man. 30 patients with herpes zoster and 27 with herpes simplex labialis were treated with endovenous injections of a oxygen-ozone mixture. Patients with herpes zoster healed from cutaneous lesions after a minimum of five and a maximum of 12 injections performed one daily. 5 elderly patients complained postherpetic pain. Herpes simplex healed completely after a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5 injections. Only 3 recurrence of herpes labialis were observed in 3 years. Absence of any collateral effect were noticed during treatment in all patients.