A systematic review and meta-analysis on herpes zoster and the risk of cardiac and cerebrovascular events

@inproceedings{Erskine2017ASR,
  title={A systematic review and meta-analysis on herpes zoster and the risk of cardiac and cerebrovascular events},
  author={Nathaniel A. K. Erskine and Hoang Vu Tran and Leonard Levin and Christine M Ulbricht and Joyce D. Fingeroth and Catarina I. Kiefe and Robert P. Goldberg and Sonal Singh},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Patients who develop herpes zoster or herpes zoster ophthalmicus may be at risk for cerebrovascular and cardiac complications. We systematically reviewed the published literature to determine the association between herpes zoster and its subtypes with the occurrence of cerebrovascular and cardiac events. METHODS/RESULTS Systematic searches of PubMed (MEDLINE), SCOPUS (Embase) and Google Scholar were performed in December 2016. Eligible studies were cohort, case-control, and self… CONTINUE READING
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