Current or Previous Deblitating Condition Yes 13 32.5%
No 27 67.5%
Previous Attack Yes 2 5.0%
No 38 95.0%
Previous Sexually Transmitted Infection Yes 11 27.5%
No 29 72.5%
Previous Blood Transfusion Yes 1 2.5%
No 39 97.5%
Usage of Immunosuppressive Drugs Yes 4 10.0%
No 36 90.0%
27.5% of patients had previous STIs while only a single patient in the study sample had a previous blood transfusion and only two patients suffered from previous herpes zoster attack
Table 3: Frequency table showing the distribution of past medical factors in patients with herpes zoster at Khartoum Dermatology Hospital, 2012