Herpes zoster and occult malignancy.

  title={Herpes zoster and occult malignancy.},
  author={M A Fueyo and Donald P. Lookingbill},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={11 3},
Herpes zoster and malignancy have both been associated with conditions of immune suppression. It has been well documented that herpes zoster occurs more frequently in patients with a previously diagnosed malignancy, especially lymphoma. To determine whether there is an increased frequency of malignancy subsequent to the diagnosis of herpes zoster, we studied fifty outpatients with herpes zoster and compared them with fifty control patients with psoriasis. In a follow-up period ranging from 24… CONTINUE READING

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