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are shingles common in young people?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
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
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Not really: They are not common in any body.
Answered on Aug 20, 2019

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