A healthcare provider's recommendation is the strongest factor in influencing an elderly person's decision to become vaccinated.
Patients with RA are often not appropriately vaccinated against herpes zoster, despite vaccine recommendations.
Because the increased cytokine levels in the acute phase of herpes zoster are assumed to be a potential mechanism for inducing PHN, the early suppression of these cytokines by LLLT may help prevent the development of PHN.
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