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A 55-year-old female asked:

My son is 25 has schizophrenia and just got shingles any problems or relation ship between either disease?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
No: But hope you son feels better.
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 20 years experience
Stress: Unfortunately shingles is caused by a virus (herpes zoster) which we get from chicken pox and it stays with us. The virus is dormant in sensory nerves. During stress, states of illness and with aging (when our immune system becomes weakened), the virus can become active in the affected nerve and that's why shingles occurs in localized skin areas.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Schizophrenia and shingles are unrelated.
Oct 16, 2012

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