Stroke risk higher after shingles, but antiviral drugs may provide protection - Medical News Today

Patients' risk of stroke significantly increased following the first signs of shingles, but antiviral drugs appeared to offer some protection, according to a new study in Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. People with shingles, an often painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, had a higher stroke risk in the first 6 months after shingles symptoms
appeared; this risk was particularly increased in patients with a rash
near their eyes, the study found.

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