Risk of Stroke Following Herpes Zoster: A Self-Controlled Case-Series Study

@inproceedings{Langan2014RiskOS,
  title={Risk of Stroke Following Herpes Zoster: A Self-Controlled Case-Series
Study},
  author={Sin{\'e}ad M. Langan and Caroline Minassian and Liam Smeeth and Sara L. Thomas},
  booktitle={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Herpes zoster is common and vaccine preventable. Stroke risk may be increased following zoster, but evidence is sparse and could be explained by differences between people with and without zoster. Our objective was to determine if stroke risk is increased following zoster. METHODS Within-person comparisons were undertaken using the self-controlled case-series method and data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (1987-2012). Participants had a first-ever diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING
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