Cancer and Herpes Zoster

Richard Riegelman, M. W. Ragozzino, L. J. Melton, L. T. Kurland, C. P. Chu, H. O. Perry

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To the Editor: In their assessment of the risk of cancer after herpes zoster, Ragozzino et al. provided excellent data and then proceeded to ignore their most striking findings (August 12 issue).*They initially found that 36 of 590 patients presenting with herpes zoster already had a diagnosis of cancer. These 36 patients represent more than twice as many cases of cancer as would be expected over the next five years, according to the estimates in their Table 1. Thirteen of these cases were breast cancer, nine were colorectal cancer, and three were lymphoma. These are all cancers that.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1706-1707
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume307
Issue number27
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 30 1982

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Herpes Zoster
Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Lymphoma
Breast Neoplasms

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Riegelman, R., Ragozzino, M. W., Melton, L. J., Kurland, L. T., Chu, C. P., & Perry, H. O. (1982). Cancer and Herpes Zoster. New England Journal of Medicine, 307(27), 1706-1707. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198212303072712

Cancer and Herpes Zoster. / Riegelman, Richard; Ragozzino, M. W.; Melton, L. J.; Kurland, L. T.; Chu, C. P.; Perry, H. O.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 307, No. 27, 30.12.1982, p. 1706-1707.

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Riegelman, R, Ragozzino, MW, Melton, LJ, Kurland, LT, Chu, CP & Perry, HO 1982, 'Cancer and Herpes Zoster', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 307, no. 27, pp. 1706-1707. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198212303072712
Riegelman R, Ragozzino MW, Melton LJ, Kurland LT, Chu CP, Perry HO. Cancer and Herpes Zoster. New England Journal of Medicine. 1982 Dec 30;307(27):1706-1707. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198212303072712
Riegelman, Richard ; Ragozzino, M. W. ; Melton, L. J. ; Kurland, L. T. ; Chu, C. P. ; Perry, H. O. / Cancer and Herpes Zoster. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1982 ; Vol. 307, No. 27. pp. 1706-1707.
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