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The risk of a subsequent cancer diagnosis after herpes zoster infection: Primary care database study

Abstract:

Background: Herpes zoster and cancer are associated with immunosuppression. Zoster occurs more often in patients with an established cancer diagnosis. Current evidence suggests some risk of cancer after zoster but is inconclusive. We aimed to assess the risk of cancer following zoster and the impact of prior zoster on cancer survival. Methods: A primary care database retrospective cohort study was undertaken. Subjects with zoster were matched to patients without zoster. Risk of cancer followi...

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10.1038/bjc.2013.13

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Journal:
British Journal of Cancer
Volume:
108
Issue:
3
Pages:
721-726
Publication date:
2013-02-19
DOI:
EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:03a94b27-d28c-495b-970f-c9efbe206c2a
Source identifiers:
395266
Local pid:
pubs:395266
Language:
English

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