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Indications for Evaluating an Elderly Patient with Shingles for an Underlying Malignancy

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The onset of shingles may precede a diagnosis of cancer (colon, prostate, breast, etc). In general it is not recommended to perform an extensive workup in an older patient with shingles since the yield is low.

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