The incidence of herpes zoster in patients with diabetes mel
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The research has correlated the risk factors of herpes zoster with some chronic diseases. This meta-analysis aimed to assess the incidence of herpes zoster in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Researchers conducted a literature search using Web of Science and PubMed. The incidence rate ratio and 95% confidence interval for herpes zoster associated with diabetes mellitus was calculated.

They included 5 cohort studies for a meta-analysis. The pooled incidences of herpes zoster in patients with diabetes mellitus and in patients without diabetes mellitus were 7.22 and 4.12 per 1000 person-years. The overall risk of developing herpes zoster was significantly higher in patients with diabetes mellitus when compared to those with no diabetes mellitus (incidence rate ratio = 1.60, 95% confidence interval = 1.33–1.93).

Patients with diabetes mellitus are substantially at increased risk for the development of herpes zoster. Patients with diabetes mellitus should take into consideration the vaccination to prevent herpes zoster.

Source: https://journals.lww.com/md-journal/Fulltext/2021/04230/The_incidence_of_herpes_zoster_in_patients_with.6.aspx
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