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Increased rate of hospitalization from shingles

Hospitalization rates for shingles are 75 times higher in people over 85 than those younger than 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

Reference

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

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