A 21-year-old member asked:
are shingles common in young people?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Stephen Noga answered
33 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Not unless there is a problem with the immune system or the person has undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatment. This must be evaluated carefully in a young person. For older people, we now have a vaccine to help prevent the occurrence of shingles.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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