A 44-year-old member asked:
how can i get shingles?
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Dr. George Arcos answered
37 years experience Pain Management
Herpes zoster: Shingles , also called herpes or varicella zoster, occurs when the v. Zoster virus is reactivated after being dormant within nerve roots since a previous episode of chickenpox. Shingles occurs mainly in people over age 50 and in people with immunosuppressed states that allow the virus to "wake up".
Answered on Jun 11, 2015
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