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A 46-year-old member asked:

how are genital shingles and herpes different?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Virus: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, or chickenpox. It usually takes a dermatomal pattern, so having isolated genital shingles would be rare. The lesions would be similar, with vesicles/blisters (vzv and hsv are related).

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