Health & Food
Shingles 'risk' of arthritis drug
Rheumatoid arthritis is bad enough, but now a couple of widely used treatments may up your risk of developing another painful chronic illness.
Shingles occurs when the chicken pox virus reactivates in the body.
In a large German study, doctors found arthritis patients treated with Humira had roughly three times the odds of getting shingles than those who didn't take the drug.
And those on Remicade had roughly two times the odds. No increased risk was seen with Enbrel.
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