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Research Article

The Short- and Long-Term Risk of Stroke after Herpes Zoster - A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study

  • Nandini Sreenivasan,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Saima Basit,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Jan Wohlfahrt,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Björn Pasternak mail,

    bjp@ssi.dk

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Tina N. Munch,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Lars P. Nielsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Mads Melbye

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Published: July 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069156

About the Authors

Nandini Sreenivasan, Saima Basit, Jan Wohlfahrt, Björn Pasternak, Tina N. Munch, Mads Melbye
Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lars P. Nielsen
Department of Virology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

Corresponding Author

Email: bjp@ssi.dk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NS SB JW BP TNM LPN MM. Performed the experiments: NS SB JW. Analyzed the data: NS SB JW BP TNM LPN MM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NS SB JW. Wrote the paper: NS SB JW BP TNM LPN MM. Funding: MM.