The epidemiology of herpes zoster and its complications in Medicare cancer patients

@inproceedings{Yenikomshian2015TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of herpes zoster and its complications in Medicare cancer patients},
  author={Mihran Ara Yenikomshian and Adrienne P Guignard and François Haguinet and Ann S Lacasce and Arthur T. Skarin and Alex Trahey and Paul Karner and Mei Sheng Duh},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Literature on the epidemiology of herpes zoster (HZ) in cancer patients is sparse and does not include the elderly. The objectives of this study were to determine the incidence of HZ and related complications in elderly cancer patients and assess risk factors associated with HZ. METHODS Patients ≥65 years diagnosed with cancer in 1991-2007 were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer registry-Medicare linked database in this retrospective… CONTINUE READING