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Shingles pain occurs in ~50% of cases in older adults

Complications of shingles—including postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)—occur in almost 50 percent of older persons with the disease.

Oxman M, Levin M, Johnson G, Schmader K, et al. A Vaccine to Prevent Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults. NEJM. 2005; 352(22): 2271-84. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa051016

Reference

Title
A Vaccine to Prevent Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Oxman M, Levin M, Johnson G, Schmader K, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 352, Issue 22
Pages
2271-84
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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