Absence of exposure to varicella does not increase the risk of zoster.


The remarkable new hypothesis put forth by R. Edgar Hope-Simpson, a general practitioner in Cirencester, England, in 1965 on the nature of herpes zoster was based on the observation of every case of herpes zoster by Hope-Simpson and his partner over 16 years in their practice of 3500 persons [1]. They recorded 192 cases of zoster during the 16-year period… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/cid/cir439


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