Systems Biology of Zoster Vaccine
Conditions: Zoster; Zoster Varicella; Shingles; Chicken Pox Intervention: Biological: Shingrix® Sponsors: Emory University; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Not yet recruiting
View Original Article Here: How Long Does Shingles Last In The Elderly? Shingles is a viral infection that follows a varicella-zoster infection, although it can take decades for symptoms of the secondary disease to emerge. The condition presents as a painful and blistering rash, but it is not life-threatening. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are nearly one million cases in the United States each year, and almost half of those cases are in older adults over age 60. Some people only see one instance of the illness, while others have recurring symptoms, but 30 percent of Americans will develop shingles at s...
Tofacitinib begun 2 to 3 weeks after live zoster vaccination does not impair immunogenicity, and vaccination appears to be safe in patients with pre-existing varicella-zoster virus (VZV) immunity, researchers report.Reuters Health Information
Researchers suggest considering zoster vaccine for those aged 50 years and older with asthma. Their findings build on their previous work showing a link between childhood asthma and shingles. Medscape Medical News
Protection against shingles appeared to wane between the fifth and sixth years after patients with autoimmune diseases received the live herpes zoster vaccine, according to a large retrospective cohort study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. In contrast,...