Herpes zoster: meta-analysis quantifies risk factors, including female sex

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Takeaway

  • Several factors, including female sex, race, family history, and certain comorbidities (autoimmune diseases, chronic kidney disease [CKD], COPD, diabetes, asthma, depression) appear to increase risk for herpes zoster (HZ).

Why this matters

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