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Why would shingles occur in a young person?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae answered

Specializes in Pain Management

While it is uncommon for shingles in a young person it is not unheard of. All you need is to have had chickenpox before. Shingles can present in times of decreased immunity, stress etc..

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Children who had chickenpox before age 1, whose mother had it late in pregnancy or who are immunocompromised have a higher risk for developing shingles. REF: https://www.stlouischildrens.org/health-resources/pulse/understanding-shingles

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