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Herpes zoster

General information

    • Surveillance since 2004
    • State : active
    • Yearly surveillance : Data are published on a yearly time scale and updated when our yearly report is published
  • Case definition :
    First consultation for an acute zoster defined by acute painful painful erythemato-vesicular at a metameric territory (territory nerve root), possibly associated with many vesicles away from metamere involved (disseminated zoster). Exclusion criteria: postherpetic neuralgia, subsequent visit for the same episode.
  • Description for each case: age; sex; hospitalization and if so why; immunosuppression and if so what type; ophthalmic zoster; antiviral therapy and, if so : local treatment, general, local + general.

Lastest data

Data of this page are updated each year when our yearly report is published

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All publications associated with this disease
  • Chawki S, Vilcu AM, Etienne C, Finet F, Blanchon T, Souty C, Hanslik T. Incidence of complications of herpes zoster in individuals on immunosuppressive therapy: a register-based population study. J Infect. 2022. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2022.01.003
  • Lasserre A, Blaizeau F, Gorwood P, Bloch K, Chauvin P, Liard F, Blanchon T, Hanslik T. Herpes zoster: Family history and psychological stress-Case-control study. J Clin Virol. 2012. 55(2):153-7 PubMed doi:10.1016/j.jcv.2012.06.020
  • Gonzalez Chiappe S,Sarazin M,Turbelin C,Lasserre A,Pelat C,Bonmarin I,Chosidow O,Blanchon T,Hanslik T. Herpes zoster: Burden of disease in France. Vaccine. 2010. 28(50):7933-8 PubMed HAL doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.09.074
  • Hanslik T, Blanchon T, Alvarez FP. [Immunization of adults against varicella and herpes zoster] Rev Med Interne. 2007. 28(3):166-72 PubMed doi:10.1016/j.revmed.2006.12.004
  • Czernichow S, Dupuy A, Flahault A, Chosidow O. [Herpes zoster: incidence study among "sentinel" general practitioners]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2001. 128(4):497-501 PubMed