Therefore, a dermatologist from the Indonesian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (PERDOSKI), dr. Anthony Handoko, SpKK, FINSDV, revealed that someone becomes more susceptible to getting Herpes Zoster (HZ) or shingles at this time.
Generally HZ occurs in the 45-64 year age group. However, currently the trend of HZ cases tends to occur at a younger age and is more common in women.
“Approximately 30 percent of the population has experienced HZ during their lifetime,” said Dr. Anthony, who is also the CEO of Pramudita Clinic in his written statement, Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Those who have been exposed to chickenpox are also at high risk of developing HZ, when body endurance more like the elderly, people with HIV / AIDS, organ transplant patients and cancer sufferers, psychological stress, postoperative patients and patients who take drugs with the effect of suppressing the body’s immune cells.