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Shingles causes >50,000 hospitalizations each year

Shingles causes around 50,000 to 60,000 hospitalizations each year in the United States.

Insinga, Ralph P., Robbin F. Itzler, James M. Pellissier, Patricia Saddier, and Alexander A. Nikas. The Incidence of Herpes Zoster in a united States Administrative Database. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2005; 20(8): 748-53. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1490195/pdf/jgi_05481.pdf

Reference

Title
The Incidence of Herpes Zoster in a united States Administrative Database
Publication
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Insinga, Ralph P., Robbin F. Itzler, James M. Pellissier, Patricia Saddier, and Alexander A. Nikas
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 8
Pages
748-53
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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