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Review: could Psoriasis cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

We study 58,220 people who have Psoriasis from FDA and social media. Among them, 364 have Shingles (Herpes zoster). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin) (latest reports from 127,663 patients) can be treated by Humira, Enbrel, Methotrexate Sodium, Stelara, Clobetasol Propionate, Methotrexate.

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, 12, 2014: 58,216 people who have psoriasis are studied. Among them, 364 (0.63%) have Shingles.

Trend of Shingles in psoriasis reports

Gender of people who have psoriasis and experienced Shingles * :

FemaleMale
Shingles53.25%46.75%

Age of people who have psoriasis and experienced Shingles * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%1.33%3.67%10.67%21.00%27.00%36.67%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Psoriatic arthropathy (85 people, 23.35%)
  2. Depression (27 people, 7.42%)
  3. Hypertension (23 people, 6.32%)
  4. Prophylaxis (20 people, 5.49%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 4.40%)
  6. Angina pectoris (14 people, 3.85%)
  7. Hypercholesterolaemia (10 people, 2.75%)
  8. Anxiety (10 people, 2.75%)
  9. Gout (10 people, 2.75%)
  10. Vitamin supplementation (8 people, 2.20%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Enbrel (171 people, 46.98%)
  2. Humira (100 people, 27.47%)
  3. Methotrexate (45 people, 12.36%)
  4. Remicade (44 people, 12.09%)
  5. Raptiva (41 people, 11.26%)
  6. Amevive (34 people, 9.34%)
  7. Stelara (29 people, 7.97%)
  8. Prednisolone (24 people, 6.59%)
  9. Folic acid (24 people, 6.59%)
  10. Aspirin (20 people, 5.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Took synthroid after birth of daugther, 12 years ago. Eventually came off synthroid while takine kelp and selenium. Joint aches and pains, especially knees and elbows. TSH 4.22, which has doubled since starting methotrexate.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I was taking prednisone for an allergic reaction. I had severe hives with itching and was hospitalized and put on prednisone 60 milligrams a day and tappered down 6 days after being in hospital, in the hospital I noticed blisters on the back of my right leg and I thought it was part of my allergic reaction. I was on prednisone for about a month, on a tapering dose until I was down to 5 milligrams then I finished drug and the burning and red blistering rash were and are oozing now. I keep my rash covered and cleaned constantly with ointment and I'm taking keflex for virus. Is it going to get better ?

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I was presecribed Betacap for what appeared initially to be bad scalp psoriasis ( not then pustular). I was later diagnosed with cutaneous lupus ( other lesions etc on skin). I had some localised alopecia and initially the Betacap was, in my view, the drug that seemed to calm down the psoriasis entirely and regrowth started. I was placed on Plaquenil when I was diagnosed with lupus 6 months ago and have been on 400 mgs daily for 3 or 4 months. Recently I have had very painfully pus-filled bumps on my scalp ( in the region where I used to apply the Betacap and where there had been hairloss). I note that both PLaquenil and Betacap can cause pustular psoriasis. I am currently being treated with clarithromycin for the pustular boils/scabs ( one week).

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