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Review: could Herpes zoster cause Thrombocytopenia?

Summary: Thrombocytopenia could be caused by Herpes zoster, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also have Pain, and take Valtrex.

We study 6,539 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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On Apr, 11, 2014: 6,538 people who have herpes zoster are studied. Among them, 60 (0.92%) have Thrombocytopenia. They amount to 0.02% of all the 330,101 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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