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a 72 year old male with a history of shingles and post herpetic neuralgia gets exposed to a child with chicken pox. any risk of shingles recurrence?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
No risk: this way but shingle can reoccur rarely.

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