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Herpes zoster is associated with an increased risk of subsequent lymphoid malignancies - A nationwide population-based matched-control study in Taiwan

Yi-Chang Liu123, Yi-Hsin Yang4, Hui-Hua Hsiao123, Wen-Chi Yang1, Ta-Chih Liu13, Chao-Sung Chang12, Ming-Yu Yang5, Pai-Mei Lin6, Jui-Feng Hsu1, Pi-Yu Chang1 and Sheng-Fung Lin12*

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, 100, Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan

2 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100, Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan

3 Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100, Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung, 807, Taiwan

4 Statistical Analysis Laboratory, Department of Medical Research, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, 100, Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung, 807, Taiwan

5 Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, 333, Taiwan

6 Department of Nursing, I-Shou University, 1 ,Sec. 1, Syuecheng Road., Dashu District, Kaohsiung, 840, Taiwan

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BMC Cancer 2012, 12:503  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-503

Published: 31 October 2012

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Table S1. The adjusted hazard ratio of herpes zoster and the relationship with comorbidities.

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