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2022 Oct

J Family Med Prim Care



Clinical and epidemiological aspects of herpes zoster disease in a primary care setting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A retrospective cohort study.


Binsaeedu AS, Bajaber AO, Muqrad AG, Alendijani YA, Alkhenizan HA, Alsulaiman TA, Alkhenizan AH
J Family Med Prim Care. 2022 Oct; 11(10):6433-6437.
PMID: 36618136.


Herpes zoster (HZ), or shingles, is one of the most common infectious diseases. HZ can be associated with other diseases, such as cancer and immunocompromised conditions. Thus, early recognition of the disease characteristics and clinical manifestations is critical to decrease the disease burden and to avoid further complications.