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Are shingles common in young people?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
14 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

They are not common in any body.

In brief: Not really

They are not common in any body.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: No

Not unless there is a problem with the immune system or the person has undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
This must be evaluated carefully in a young person. For older people, we now have a vaccine to help prevent the occurrence of shingles.

In brief: No

Not unless there is a problem with the immune system or the person has undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
This must be evaluated carefully in a young person. For older people, we now have a vaccine to help prevent the occurrence of shingles.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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