Herpes Zoster–Related Hospitalizations and Expenditures Before and After Introduction of the Varicella Vaccine in the United States

@article{Patel2008HerpesZH,
  title={Herpes Zoster–Related Hospitalizations and Expenditures Before and After Introduction of the Varicella Vaccine in the United States},
  author={Mitesh S. Patel and A. Gebremariam and Matthew M Davis},
  journal={Infection Control \&\#x0026; Hospital Epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29},
  pages={1157 - 1163}
}
Objective. With childhood varicella vaccination in the United States have come concerns that the incidence of herpes zoster may increase, because of diminishing natural exposure to varicella and consequent reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus. We wanted to estimate the rate of herpes zoster-related hospitalizations and the associated hospital charges before and during the promotion of varicella vaccination in the United States. Design. A retrospective study of patients from the… Expand
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