Epidemiology and costs of herpes zoster: background data to estimate the impact of vaccination.

@article{Legami2007EpidemiologyAC,
  title={Epidemiology and costs of herpes zoster: background data to estimate the impact of vaccination.},
  author={Valeria Di Legami and Maria Michela Gianino and Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti and Marco Massari and Alessandro Migliardi and Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba and Carla Maria Zotti},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 43},
  pages={7598-604}
}
In 2004, we conducted a study in Piemonte (Italy), in order to describe incidence, treatment, hospitalizations and costs of herpes zoster (HZ), in population over 14 years of age. Twenty-four regional general practitioners, with 26,394 patients >14 years in charge (0.71% of the regional population), reported prospectively all diagnosed HZ cases. In addition, all regional hospital discharge records were reviewed. Forty-six HZ cases treated at home were reported, accounting for a total incidence… CONTINUE READING

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