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Review: could Parkinson's disease cause Shingles?

Summary: Shingles could be caused by Parkinson's disease, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also have Depression, and take Sinemet.

We study 15,909 people who have Parkinson's disease from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Shingles (Herpes zoster). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 60,259 patients) is typically treated by Sinemet, Carbidopa And Levodopa, Azilect, Mirapex, Requip Xl, Sinemet Cr.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 115,372 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 15,906 people who have parkinson's disease are studied. Among them, 10 (0.06%) have Shingles. They amount to 0.01% of all the 115,191 people who have Shingles on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shingles in parkinson's disease reports

Gender of people who have parkinson's disease and experienced Shingles * :

FemaleMale
Shingles41.67%58.33%

Age of people who have parkinson's disease and experienced Shingles * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%28.57%85.71%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Depression (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Nasal decongestion therapy (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Pain management (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Back pain (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Arthralgia (2 people, 20.00%)
  6. Gastric disorder (2 people, 20.00%)
  7. Osteoporosis (2 people, 20.00%)
  8. Blood pressure (2 people, 20.00%)
  9. Myasthenia gravis (2 people, 20.00%)
  10. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (2 people, 20.00%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Sinemet (5 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lansoprazole (4 people, 40.00%)
  3. Clopidogrel (4 people, 40.00%)
  4. Valtrex (3 people, 30.00%)
  5. Folic acid (2 people, 20.00%)
  6. Lorazepam (2 people, 20.00%)
  7. Ranitidine (2 people, 20.00%)
  8. Ketoconazole (2 people, 20.00%)
  9. Temazepam (2 people, 20.00%)
  10. Rivastigmine (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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