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2021 May 19

Adv Ther

Economic Burden and Impact on Quality of Life of Herpes Zoster in Spanish Adults Aged 50 Years or Older: A Prospective Cohort Study.


Díez-Domingo J, Curran D, Cambronero M D R, Garcia-Martinez J-A, Matthews S
Adv Ther. 2021 May 19.
PMID: 34013498.


The economic burden of herpes zoster (HZ), including its most common complication, postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), and its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL) is not well described in Spain. The aim of this study was to estimate HZ-related healthcare costs and impact on HRQL in Spanish adults aged 50 years or older.