immunological analysis . with systemic lupus erythematosus : an High incidence of herpes zoster in patients

@inproceedings{NagasawaimmunologicalA,
  title={immunological analysis . with systemic lupus erythematosus : an High incidence of herpes zoster in patients},
  author={Kohei Nagasawa and Yasuo Yamauchi and Yoshifumi Tada and Tomohiro Kusaba and Yoshiyuki Niho and Hiromi Yoshikawa}
}
The incidence of herpes zoster was determined in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the cellular and humoral immunity to varicella zoster virus (VZV) investigated in 45 of these 92 patients. The incidence of herpes zoster was high, occurring in 40 patients (43%), though it was benign in all. Patients with SLE who had had zoster showed significantly higher antibody titres than normal subjects. On the other hand, only 13 of 43 (30%) patients with SLE showed positive delayed… CONTINUE READING