Herpes zoster in immunocompromised patients: Incidence, timing, and risk factors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Immunosuppressive Agents

abstract

  • Renal dysfunction and female sex were consistently strong risk factors for herpes zoster events in this population. Contrary to expectation, most herpes zoster events did not occur during periods of most intensive immunosuppression. These data may inform studies of interventions designed to prevent herpes zoster in patients on treatment for immune-mediated diseases.

publication date

  • December 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjmed.2005.06.012

PubMed ID

  • 16378799

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1416

volume

  • 118

number

  • 12