Gastrointestinal cancer and herpes zoster in adults.

  title={Gastrointestinal cancer and herpes zoster in adults.},
  author={Manabu Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Mine and Kohei Akazawa and Yoshihiko Maehara and Keizo Sugimachi},
  volume={50 52},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Herpes zoster is associated with immunosuppression, and also has an increased risk of malignancy. The aim of this study is to determine whether patients with Herpes zoster are at a higher risk of occult malignancy and gastrointestinal diseases. METHODOLOGY We examined 131 of 201 Japanese patients who showed evidence of Herpes zoster in the gastrointestinal tract including the large intestine using gastrointestinal endoscopy, total colonoscopy and CT scanning. RESULTS Six of… CONTINUE READING