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can you get shingles from shingles virus or something else?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.
Answered on Sep 14, 2019

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