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Review: could Gout cause Shingles?

Summary: Shingles could be caused by Gout, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Allopurinol.

We study 7,018 people who have Gout from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Shingles (Herpes zoster). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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On Apr, 16, 2014: 7,018 people who have gout are studied. Among them, 22 (0.31%) have Shingles. They amount to 0.02% of all the 115,319 people who have Shingles on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shingles in gout reports

Gender of people who have gout and experienced Shingles * :

FemaleMale
Shingles4.00%96.00%

Age of people who have gout and experienced Shingles * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%8.33%70.83%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shingles0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (13 people, 59.09%)
  2. Dyslipidaemia (6 people, 27.27%)
  3. Oesophageal disorder (5 people, 22.73%)
  4. Anxiety (5 people, 22.73%)
  5. Parophthalmia (5 people, 22.73%)
  6. Osteoarthritis (5 people, 22.73%)
  7. Blood pressure abnormal (3 people, 13.64%)
  8. Blood pressure (3 people, 13.64%)
  9. Pain (3 people, 13.64%)
  10. Peripheral vascular disorder (2 people, 9.09%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Allopurinol (20 people, 90.91%)
  2. Lisinopril (12 people, 54.55%)
  3. Aspirin (9 people, 40.91%)
  4. Cialis (7 people, 31.82%)
  5. Indomethacin (6 people, 27.27%)
  6. Simcor (6 people, 27.27%)
  7. Tricor (6 people, 27.27%)
  8. Niaspan (6 people, 27.27%)
  9. Alprazolam (5 people, 22.73%)
  10. Valtrex (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Two weeks after taking a total of 8mg of colchicine over 24 hrs for acute gout, subject who is otherwise very healthy developed herpes zoster in left T4 posterior primary ramus distribution. It is postulated that colchicine may affect the mechanism of transport and immune control of the virus in the nerve axon.

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