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High odds of shingles after age 85

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Around 1 in 2 who live to be 85 will get shingles.

Schmader K. Herpes Zoster in Older Adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2001; 32(10): 1481-6. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/32/10/1481.full

Reference

Title
Herpes Zoster in Older Adults
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Schmader K
Volume & Issue
Volume 32, Issue 10
Pages
1481-6
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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