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What is this itchy painful rash on my shoulder ? Have history of shingles.

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Recurrent shingles

According to the 2008 edition of "harrison's principles of internal medicine, " recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies.
The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. See doc.

In brief: Recurrent shingles

According to the 2008 edition of "harrison's principles of internal medicine, " recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies.
The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. See doc.
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