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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Epidemiology of VZV: Week 1 of Feburary, 2016

Feb 2:   The inquest about the case of John Kirkham, 3, who died in an ambulance while on the way to Macclesfield District General hospital continues. His mother Joanne kirkham, says that it was due to the failure of multiple GPs to correctly diagnose the complications resulting from contracting chicken pox. On March 10 2014, […]

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