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What happens if you have shingles, how common is postherpetic neuralgia?

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Dr. Gene Tekmyster
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Common

Shingles is latent chicken pox virus that affects a single nerve when it is exacerbated.
Even though shingles is common, post herpatic neuralgia is less so. With proper initial treatment the complication can be minimized but not eliminated.

In brief: Common

Shingles is latent chicken pox virus that affects a single nerve when it is exacerbated.
Even though shingles is common, post herpatic neuralgia is less so. With proper initial treatment the complication can be minimized but not eliminated.
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