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Review: could Psoriasis cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

We study 58,227 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 139,459 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 116,815 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 58,225 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Brigmar on Oct, 9, 2014:

    I'm a 50 year old female and I had often heart burn and I did the orilosec cure for 2 weeks, another week later I was diagnosed with the shingles they should write this on package.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • several episodes of very severe chest pain left hand side when unable to take deep breaths attacks last 5 minutes aproximately

    Reply

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