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Medycyna Paliatywna/Palliative Medicine
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4/2015
vol. 7
 
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abstract:
Case report

Shingles is a frequent infectious disease in patients treated oncologically and requiring palliative care

Maciej Adamski
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Dariusz Baniewski

Medycyna Paliatywna 2015; 7(4): 284–286
Online publish date: 2016/03/14
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Patients remaining under palliative care in advanced cancer disease and undergoing anticancer treatment are affected by immunodefficiency problem which results in increased susceptability to shingles. Cognition of causes, disease picture, the infection course and recommendation on antiviral and supportive therapy allows to implement effective treatment minimizing the risk of severe and chronical complications.
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shingles, complications, antiviral treatment

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