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Review: could Herpes zoster cause Thrombocytopenia?

We study 6,551 people who have Herpes zoster from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 have Thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Herpes zoster

Herpes zoster (latest reports from 116,484 patients) is typically treated by Valtrex, Acyclovir, Gabapentin, Lyrica, Valacyclovir, Valacyclovir Hydrochloride.

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) (latest reports from 331,888 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, pain.

On Jul, 22, 2014: 6,551 people who have herpes zoster are studied. Among them, 60 (0.92%) have Thrombocytopenia. They amount to 0.02% of all the 331,882 people who have Thrombocytopenia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Thrombocytopenia in herpes zoster reports

Gender of people who have herpes zoster and experienced Thrombocytopenia * :

FemaleMale
Thrombocytopenia41.43%58.57%

Age of people who have herpes zoster and experienced Thrombocytopenia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Thrombocytopenia0.00%0.00%0.00%4.62%4.62%0.00%9.23%83.08%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Pain (13 people, 21.67%)
  2. Prophylaxis (13 people, 21.67%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (10 people, 16.67%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (10 people, 16.67%)
  5. Emphysema (9 people, 15.00%)
  6. Cerebral infarction (8 people, 13.33%)
  7. Hyperlipidaemia (8 people, 13.33%)
  8. Blister (7 people, 11.67%)
  9. Lymphoma (6 people, 10.00%)
  10. Cancer pain (6 people, 10.00%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Valtrex (27 people, 45.00%)
  2. Acyclovir (24 people, 40.00%)
  3. Pravastatin sodium (14 people, 23.33%)
  4. Famotidine (12 people, 20.00%)
  5. Aspirin (12 people, 20.00%)
  6. Dexamethasone (11 people, 18.33%)
  7. Clarithromycin (9 people, 15.00%)
  8. Theophylline (9 people, 15.00%)
  9. Diclofenac sodium (9 people, 15.00%)
  10. Glimepiride (8 people, 13.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • The taste is so bad that it can turn my stomach. I have been told to stay
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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • The tremors/shakiness are intermittent. It is possible I could have had a constant shingles outbreak for over 7 yrs now due to my severely suppressed immune system. It takes me several weeks to be able to recover from these symptoms once treatment is stopped. However, I'm not sure if there will be irreparable damage to my kidneys at this point.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • began taking this med in Oct 2013 and I am now down to 30,000 platelets - lost 20,000 in two weeks......

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