Childhood Asthma May Increase Risks of Shingles

A population based study by Mayo Clinic researchers sought to build up on previous studies that linked asthma in childhood with an increased risk of shingles. The researchers indicated that both asthma and atopic dermatitis were found to be independently associated with a higher risk of shingles. The researchers recommend that adults aged 50 years and older with asthma or atopic dermatitis should be immunized against the zoster virus.

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