What are comorbidities of herpes zoster (shingles)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Zoster can be a presenting symptom of hyperparathyroidism, and it occurs twice as often (frequency, 3.7%) among patients with hypercalcemia as it does among age-matched cohorts of patients older than 40 years who have normal calcium levels. [21]


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