RONALD FELD, M. D.; WILLIAM K. EVANS, M.D.; GERRIT DeBOER, Ph.D.
FELD R, EVANS WK, DeBOER G. Herpes Zoster in Patients with Small-Cell Carcinoma of the Lung Receiving Combined Modality Treatment. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:282-283. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-2-282
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(2):282-283.
Herpes zoster is seen in 4% to 25% of patients with Hodgkin's disease and is common in other hematologic malignancies (1-6). Patients with solid tumours are afflicted less often (0.5% to 1.8%) (1, 2, 5), and Wright and Winer (1) noted herpes zoster in only six of 738 (0.8%) patients with lung cancer.
Small-cell carcinoma accounts for about 20% of all cases of lung cancer but has received much attention recently because of encouraging preliminary results of treatment with combination chemotherapy and radiation (7, 8). We have observed an unexpectedly high frequency of herpes zoster in patients treated with combined
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Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Lung Cancer.
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