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Hyperparathyroidism | Risk for Shingles

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for shingles in a patient with hyperparathyroidism.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, complications

ICD-10:

B02, E21

Description:

A patient with hyperparathyroidism may be at increased risk for shingles. Hypercalcemia can increase the irritability of peripheral nerves, which could stimulate the dormant virus.

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