Navigation Links
COPD May Make Shingles More Likely
Date:2/22/2011

TUESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are more likely than others to develop shingles, according to a new study.

Shingles is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, and results in a painful rash with lesions.

Though it was already known that people with a weakened immune system face an increased risk for the condition, the researchers of the current study wanted to look specifically at people with COPD. The study authors analyzed data on 42,430 Taiwan residents, including 8,486 people with COPD.

During the follow-up period, 321 cases of shingles were diagnosed among those with COPD (16.4 cases per 1,000 person-years) and 759 cases among the others (8.8 cases per 1,000 person-years).

The risk was highest for people taking inhaled or oral corticosteroids to treat COPD, the investigators found. Hui-Wen Lin and colleagues from the Taipei Medical University wrote that it's also possible that "increased [COPD] severity further contributed to the increased risk of herpes zoster associated with COPD."

The study is published in the Feb. 22 issue of CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about shingles.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: CMAJ: the Canadian Medical Association Journal, news release, Feb. 22, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Welsh shingles drug set for final hurdle
2. Qutenza Now Available for Treatment of Post-Shingles Pain
3. Shingles Vaccine Looks Like a Safe Bet for Seniors: Study
4. Shingles Returns More Often Than Thought
5. Women More Likely to Fail Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
6. News brief: Benefit of HPV Vaccination, Frequent Screening for Women over 41 is Likely to be Low
7. Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development
8. Happy People More Likely to Try Something New
9. Diabetics Twice as Likely to Have Hearing Loss; Florida HearUSA Centers to Offer Free Hearing Screening and Diabetes Video in March
10. Diabetics Twice as Likely to Have Hearing Loss; Massachusetts HearUSA Centers to Offer Free Hearing Screening and Diabetes Video in March
11. Midlife crisis: Unmarried older women twice as likely to lack health insurance, study shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
COPD May Make Shingles More Likely
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to host ... items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness for ... The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, ... lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an ... and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry ... a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare ... be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the ... multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town ... article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... , Oct. 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , ... company with their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for ... extensive primary and secondary medical device market research by Frost ... its first-to-market OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, ... to treating fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Texas , Oct. 11, 2017  True ... services, has amplified its effort during National Breast ... about hereditary cancer risks. ... of Clinical Oncology calculated that more than 10 ... have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response ... of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing ... – to be used as a first-line therapy ... Recognizing the ... AAOMS White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: