herpes zoster

Herpes zoster rates stay steady with biologics in psoriasisStudy shows no significant difference in herpes zoster risk between psoriasis patients receiving systemic therapy and those not receiving systemic therapy.
Postherpetic Neuralgia: Cause, Treatment, and AvoidanceFor some, the pain of shingles does not fade and turns into postherpetic neuralgia.
Shingles vaccine wins approvalFDA approved the herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) to treat shingles in adults aged 50 years and older.
Shingles associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attackPatients who have a history of herpes zoster may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to findings published in a research letter.
Managing viral eye infection: What clinicians should knowThough much research is happening in the diagnosis and treatment of viral eye infections, much of it might not be readily apparent to clinicians, explains Todd P. Margolis, MD, PhD.
Autoimmune disease + shingles = 50% increase in stroke riskPeople who have autoimmune diseases, including psoriasis, who get incident herpes zoster have a 50 percent increased stroke risk within a month of developing shingles, according to a new study.
Herpes is everywhere
Herpes is everywhereHuman herpes viruses are ubiquitous and they should be kept in mind for atypical presentations in immunocompromised hosts.
Are your patient’s eyes healthy enough for LASIK surgery?Before recommending laser vision correction for your patient, there are a number of factors you as an eyecare practitioner must consider.
Study: Little difference in shingles risk among RA biologicsResults of a new study suggest that no matter what biologic they are treated with, older patients with rheumatoid arthritis face pretty much the same risk of developing herpes zoster.
Zoster vaccine effective in older chemotherapy patientsHerpes zoster vaccine continues to be effective in protecting older adults against shingles, even after they undergo chemotherapy, a study published August 4 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.