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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Yun H, Yang S, Chen L
Risk of herpes zoster in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases: implications for vaccination.
This study was undertaken to evaluate the age-stratified incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) in patients with autoimmune or inflammatory (AI) diseases as compared to older adults for whom the HZ vaccine is currently recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers found that systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis are AI diseases associated with a higher risk of HZ compared to that in older adults for whom vaccination is currently recommended, suggesting that individuals with these conditions who are as young as age 40 years could potentially benefit from the HZ vaccine.
AHRQ-funded; HS021694; HS018517.
Citation: Yun H, Yang S, Chen L . Risk of herpes zoster in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases: implications for vaccination. Arthritis Rheumatol 2016 Sep;68(9):2328-37. doi: 10.1002/art.39670.
Keywords: Infectious Diseases, Prevention, Arthritis, Risk, Sexual Health, Vaccination
Perry LM, Winthrop KL, Curtis JR
Vaccinations for rheumatoid arthritis.
The goal of this paper is to highlight the most recent literature on the key vaccines and the specific considerations for the rheumatologist and their rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, with a particular focus on influenza, pneumococcal, and herpes zoster vaccines. It is important for rheumatologists to understand which vaccines are live and what potential contraindications exist for giving vaccines to RA patients.
Citation: Perry LM, Winthrop KL, Curtis JR . Vaccinations for rheumatoid arthritis. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2014 Aug;16(8):431. doi: 10.1007/s11926-014-0431-x..
Keywords: Arthritis, Vaccination, Prevention