Herpes zoster rates higher in IBD patients, especially those taking thiopurines

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  • IBD, especially among patients taking thiopurines, correlates with higher herpes zoster (HZ) risk.

Why this matters

  • Previous studies finding increased HZ incidence in patients with IBD had limitations, such as predating biologics or excluding patients aged 64 years.