Contacts with varicella or with children and protection against herpes zoster in adults: a case-control study

@article{Thomas2002ContactsWV,
  title={Contacts with varicella or with children and protection against herpes zoster in adults: a case-control study},
  author={Sara Loraine Monro Thomas and Jeremy G Wheeler and Andrew J Hall},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={360},
  pages={678-682}
}
BACKGROUND Whether exogenous exposure to varicella-zoster-virus protects individuals with latent varicella-zoster virus infection against herpes zoster by boosting immunity is not known. To test the hypothesis that contacts with children increase exposure to varicella-zoster virus and protect latently infected adults against zoster, we did a case-control study in south London, UK. METHODS From 22 general practices, we identified patients with recently diagnosed zoster, and control individuals… CONTINUE READING
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