Are Shingles and Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome related?

Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune condition impairing many bodily functions and has been found to increase the risk of shingles. Researchers examined data, tracking 4,287 patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome and 25,722 healthy controls. Dry eyes of those who have this autoimmune disease. Patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome had their dry mouth and eyes treated […]

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Post-Herpes Zoster Sequelae?

  In this study, the researchers used a within-person study design to quantify any short-term increased risk of stroke and myocardial infarction [MI] after herpes zoster and to assess whether the herpes zoster vaccination causes any changes to the hypothesis.     Data Collection The researchers first obtained administrative claims data from older US Medicare beneficiaries, […]

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