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A 42-year-old female asked about a 87-year-old male:

Can a patient with syphilis develop herpes zoster?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes, shingles: Although i presume syphilis has been treated. There is no reason why any adult with or without syphilis should not develop shingles (herpes zoster infection).
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Absolutely yes: Sexually transmitted diseases are not mutually exclusive.When physicians find one std, we go ahead and test for several others.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Separate disease: Yes, one can be "blessed" with both diseases.

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