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Review: could Gout cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

We study 7,046 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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Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 57,614 patients) can be treated by Allopurinol, Colchicine, Indomethacin, Uloric, Colcrys, Indocin.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 116,990 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 7,046 people who have gout are studied. Among them, 22 (0.31%) have Shingles.

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. Anxiety (5 people, 22.73%)
  4. Osteoarthritis (5 people, 22.73%)
  5. Oesophageal disorder (5 people, 22.73%)
  6. Parophthalmia (5 people, 22.73%)
  7. Herpes zoster (5 people, 22.73%)
  8. Blood pressure abnormal (3 people, 13.64%)
  9. Pain (3 people, 13.64%)
  10. Blood pressure (3 people, 13.64%)

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. Valtrex (5 people, 22.73%)
  10. Celebrex (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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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