There is some evidence that a virus may trigger PMR and in the case of GCA the chickenpox virus is found in artery biopsy....
A Quick Question About Immunosuppressants and Exposure to Chickenpox.
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Receipt of Thyroid Hormone Deficiency Treatment and Risk of Herpes Zoster
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Cause of GCA chicken pox and shingles virus??
Picked up the following today from a Facebook group for GCA based largely in USA thought this may be of interest to share:- A new study devel...
I am very interested to hear from people ( or heard of someone ) who have made a full recovery from Viral meningitis, or even Varicella zoste...
Explainer: how do you get shingles and who should be vaccinated against it?
3 ) While we are not supposed to be given the ( live ) shingles vaccine, sometimes we may be given it just before being diagnosed with CLL, o...
Viral meningitis , Varicella zoster virus.
Since I was hit by Viral meningitis, I have given up smoking ,coffee and apart from yesterday ( my wedding ) I do not drink alcohol....
Mumps at 60!!!!!!
Well ya'll-in my most southern drawl! About a week ago I started to have problems with opening and shutting my jaw....
Chicken pox virus
I have had GCA since 2012 and recently ( last June ) came down with shingles....
Common Variable Immune Deficiency
In the majority, the diagnosis is not made until the third or fourth decade of life. The development of autoimmune disease, inflammatory prob...
Hashimoto...infections as a trigger? any solutions?
I am on 50mcg of Levothyroxine and 1 tablet Nutri Thyroid daily and taking supplements from rime to time....
Should GCA sufferers take the shingles vaccine?
They found signs of the chickenpox virus in 74 percent ( 61 of 82 ) of people who'd also had giant cell arteritis, but the virus was present ...
I'm going to start Humira so I wanted to have the shingles jab before to try to ensure that I don't get shingles as some have on here. I'm in...
Shingles is a disease that affects nerves and causes pain and blisters in adults. It is caused by the same varicella-zoster virus ( VZV ) tha...
We can die free chickens or we can die trying, a lesson in great escapes from your humble viral meningitis survivor.....
As the survivor of a near fatal attack of viral meningitis I thought I was always careful to watch my limitations, take it easy when I needed...
Zosteriffic...4 months with shingles!
The shingles vaccine ( Zostavax ) is NOT recommended for CLL patients... In particular, the varicella zoster virus vaccine which should NOT b...
Chickenpox and immunosuppressed people
That was actually very painful because I showed signs of vasculitis in my hands where the drips were going in - the only time I have ever sho...
nurse said he need 10 vaccine he did have at school she said 1 hepatitis a 2 hepatitis h.p ,v 3 mmr shingles 4 ,5 t dap ,6 t.d 7. meningococ...
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So I’m a 24 week pregnant registered nurse in a medical practice and today I was vaccinating a 3 year old and a 1 year with varicella ( chick...
Infections triggering auto immune conditions
I suppose more pertinent to this whole question is whether or not GCA sufferers have had Chickenpox ( I guess most will have, especially bear...
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