Herpes zoster incidence higher among patients with IBD vs. general population

SAN DIEGO — Patients with inflammatory bowel disease had a higher incidence of herpes zoster than the general population, demonstrating a need for preventive measures, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2022.
“There is evidence to suggest that patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are at an increased risk for herpes zoster, which is a disease caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus,” David Singer, PharmD, MS, director of U.S. health outcomes at GlaxoSmithKline, said. “Our study sought to estimate the incidence

SAN DIEGO — Patients with inflammatory bowel disease had a higher incidence of herpes zoster than the general population, demonstrating a need for preventive measures, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2022.
“There is evidence to suggest that patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are at an increased risk for herpes zoster, which is a disease caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus,” David Singer, PharmD, MS, director of U.S. health outcomes at GlaxoSmithKline, said. “Our study sought to estimate the incidence