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Infect Chemother. 2006 Feb;38(1):45-46. Korean. Note.
Kang CI , Choi CM , Hong SS , Kim HB , Kim NJ , Oh MD , Choe KW .
Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Korea.
Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Yang-Ju Hospital, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

We described a population-based study of the epidemiology of herpes zoster in military personnel of Korea. A total of 132 cases of herpes zoster were ascertained from May 2004 to April 2005. The most common site of involvement was thoracic area (55%). The annual incidence, based on 132 cases in about 80,000 person-years, was 165 per 100,000 person (95% CI, 138-196). It is noted that herpes zoster occurred frequently in otherwise healthy military personnel.

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