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Human Studies

2019 Jun 06




Patient report of herpes zoster pain: Incremental benefits of zoster vaccine live.


Bruxvoort KJ, Liang AS, Harpaz R, Qian L, Sy LS, LaRussa P, Schmid SD, Luo Y, Takhar H, Tseng H F
Vaccine. 2019 Jun 06; 37(26):3478-3484.
PMID: 31088744.


Pain following herpes zoster (HZ) can persist for months and negatively impact quality of life. To evaluate the effect of zoster vaccine live (ZVL) on progression of pain following HZ, we conducted a prospective cohort study of HZ cases at Kaiser Permanente Southern California.