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Table 2 No. (%) of types of first-time hospital-based diagnoses of HZ, Denmark, 1994–2012

From: Hospital-based herpes zoster diagnoses in Denmark: rate, patient characteristics, and all-cause mortality

  Calendar period Total
1994–1999 2000–2005 2006–2012
Type of hospital contact         
 Emergency room 765 (19) 655 (15) 610 (12) 2030 (15)
 Outpatient clinic 911 (23) 1035 (24) 1459 (28) 3405 (25)
 Inpatient 2323 (58) 2661 (61) 3244 (61) 8228 (60)
Type of diagnosis         
 Primary diagnosis 3040 (76) 3036 (70) 3759 (71) 9835 (72)
 Secondary diagnosis 959 (24) 1315 (30) 1554 (29) 3828 (28)
Severity of HZ         
 Uncomplicated 2873 (72) 3178 (73) 3580 (67) 9631 (70)
 Complicated 1126 (28) 1173 (27) 1733 (33) 4032 (30)
Extent of HZ         
 Localized 3390 (85) 3708 (85) 4235 (80) 11,333 (83)
 Disseminated 609 (15) 643 (15) 1078 (20) 2330 (17)
Diagnosis code (ICD-10 code)         
 HZ meningo-encephalitis (B02.0–1) 62 (1.6) 79 (1.8) 196 (3.7) 337 (2.5)
 HZ encephalitis (B02.0) 54 (1.4) 63 (1.4) 146 (2.7) 263 (1.9)
 HZ meningitis (B02.1) 8 (0.20) 16 (0.37) 50 (0.94) 74 (0.54)
 HZ with other nervous system involvement (B02.2) 323 (8.1) 320 (7.4) 418 (7.9) 1061 (7.8)
 HZ ophthalmicus (B02.3) 517 (13) 530 (12) 655 (12) 1702 (12)
 Disseminated HZ (B02.7) 74 (1.9) 90 (2.1) 109 (2.1) 273 (2.0)
 HZ with other complication (B02.8) 150 (3.8) 154 (3.5) 355 (6.7) 659 (4.8)
 HZ without complication (B02.9) 2873 (72) 3178 (73) 3580 (67) 9631 (71)
Total 3999 (29) 4351 (32) 5313 (39) 13,663 (100)
  1. Abbreviations: HZ herpes zoster, ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision