Risk of Herpes Zoster and Family History: A Meta-analysis of Case-control Studies.


BACKGROUND Herpes zoster (HZ) results from the reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) residing in dorsal root and cranial nerve ganglia. Advanced age and dysfunctional cell-mediated immune responses are well-established risk factors for VZV reactivation. There have been recent interests in whether there is an increased risk of the disease… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.177748


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