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Hospitalization rates in shingles patients rises with age

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Hospitalization rates for people with shingles are 75 times higher for people age 85+ than for those under the age of 30.

Lin, Felix, and James L. Hadler. Epidemiology of Primary Varcilla and Herpes Zoster Hospitalizations: The pre-varicella vaccine era. J Infect Dis. 2000; 181(6): 1897-905. http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/181/6/1897.full

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Title
Epidemiology of Primary Varcilla and Herpes Zoster Hospitalizations: The pre-varicella vaccine era
Publication
J Infect Dis
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Lin, Felix, and James L. Hadler
Volume & Issue
Volume 181, Issue 6
Pages
1897-905
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor
  • Human Burden

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