Incidence of Herpes Zoster and Persistent Post-Zoster Pain in Adults With or Without Diabetes in the United States

@inproceedings{Suaya2014IncidenceOH,
  title={Incidence of Herpes Zoster and Persistent Post-Zoster Pain in Adults With or Without Diabetes in the United States},
  author={Jose Antonio Suaya and Shaoxiong Chen and Qian Li and Stuart J. Burstin and Myron J. Levin},
  booktitle={Open forum infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND This study was designed to assess the association between diabetes and herpes zoster (HZ) and persistent post-zoster pain (PPZP). METHODS We used a United States-based, 2005-2009 retrospective observational study of medical and pharmacy claims from adults in 3 large national databases. Incidence rate ratios were used to compare HZ incidence by diabetes status. Multivariate regressions assessed the age and sex-adjusted risk of diabetes on HZ and PPZP as a function of immune… CONTINUE READING

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