No evidence of family history as a risk factor for herpes zoster in patients with post‐herpetic neuralgia

@article{Gatti2010NoEO,
  title={No evidence of family history as a risk factor for herpes zoster in patients with post‐herpetic neuralgia},
  author={A. Gatti and F. Pica and M. Boccia and F. De Antoni and A. Sabato and A. Volpi},
  journal={Journal of Medical Virology},
  year={2010},
  volume={82}
}
Little is known about reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus as herpes zoster in individuals with no underlying immunosuppression. Risk factors include age, sex, ethnicity, exogenous boosting of immunity from varicella contacts, underlying cell‐mediated immune disorders, mechanical trauma, psychological stress, and immunotoxin exposure. An association between herpes zoster and family history of zoster has been proposed. A case‐control study involving patients affected by post‐herpetic… Expand
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