Risk and impact of herpes zoster among COPD patients: a population-based study, 2009–2014

BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess the incidence of Herpes Zoster (HZ) among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the impact of HZ on the underlying COPD. METHODS A retrospective cohort of all subjects older than 49 years was followed up between 2009 and 2014 using population and health databases of Valencia… CONTINUE READING