Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: balloo-ga
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15 Oct 2004 14:11 PDT
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Question ID: 415453
I need statisics for shingles. For example x percentage of people under 45 get it. X percentage of cases are preceded by rash X percentage of cases are preceded by itching x percentage of cases are preceded by fever x percentage of cases are preceded by malise I need as much info as possible. Thanks Paul
Re: shingles statistics
Answered By: leapinglizard-ga on 16 Oct 2004 19:55 PDT
Dear balloo, Shingles is the skin condition caused by a virus named herpes zoster. I have found the following statistics in the course of my research. Each set of numbers was collected from one web page, the address of which is noted immediately under the respective set. 0.18% of the US population is diagnosed with shingles each year 20% of people will contract shingles in their lifetime WrongDiagnosis: Prevalence and Incidence of Shingles http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/s/shingles/prevalence.htm 10% of people who have had chicken pox as children will get shingles as adults 70% of shingles cases occur in patients over the age of 50 50% of those age 80 and up will develop shingles HealingWithNutrition: Shingles Facts and Statistics http://www.healingwithnutrition.com/sdisease/shingles/shingles.html 20% of all people with shingles develop postherpetic neuralgia, which is a "a prolonged, severe pain to the point where they cannot keep up their usual activities or even wear clothing". 40% of shingles patients over age 60 develop postherpetic neuralgia Colorado Health Site: Shingles Prevention Study: Common Questions http://www.coloradohealthsite.org/derm/derm_def.htm 4% of people who have had one attack of shingles will have further attacks 5% of people with shingles are found to have an underlying cancer Mama's Health: "Shingles: An Unwelcome Encore" http://www.mamashealth.com/skin/shingles.asp 5% of shingles cases occur in children under 14 years of age 25% of Hodgkin's lymphoma patients develop shingles 15% of shingles cases are transmitted by a household member American Family Physician: Management of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Postherpetic Neuralgia http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000415/2437.html 20% percent of AIDS patients have recurrent shingles in 100% of shingles cases, the affected skin returns to normal in four weeks 1% of shingles patients feel residual pain in the affected area for longer than one year Aetna InteliHealth: Shingles (Herpes Zoster) http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/48820.html Note especially the information given by Aetna InteliHealth and reviewed by the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, according to which the skin affected by shingles returns to normal in four weeks. If this is true, then any skin condition that lasts longer than four weeks is not caused by shingles. I hope this helps you in your calculation. Regards, leapinglizard
Re: shingles statistics
From: pinkfreud-ga on 16 Oct 2004 20:46 PDT
If your friend is uncertain whether he has a burn or an outbreak of shingles, a viral culture of the lesion can settle the matter.
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