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Asthma increases the risk of herpes zoster: a nested case-control study using a national sample cohort.


ABSTRACT: Background:This study aimed to complement previous studies on the risk of herpes zoster in the asthmatic adult population. Methods:The Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-National Sample Cohort (HIRA-NSC) from 2002 through 2013 was used. A total of 64,152 participants with herpes zoster were matched for age, sex, income, region of residence, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia with 239,780 participants who were included as a control group. In both the herpes zoster and control groups, previous history of asthma were investigated. The crude and adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of asthma for herpes zoster were analyzed using unconditional logistic regression analysis. Subgroup analyses were conducted according to age and sex. Results:Approximately 16.2% (9728/59,945) and 12.8% (30,752/239,780) of participants in the herpes zoster and control groups, respectively, had a previous history of asthma (P?

SUBMITTER: Kim SY 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7491354 | BioStudies | 2020-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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