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What happens when your symptoms of shingles come in contact with another person?

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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
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In brief: Possibly contagious

If any one has shingles, the patient has vesicles in a dermatomal distribution.
Those vesicles could be contagious. It would be most important not to expose immunocompromised people such as transplant patients, people on steroids for collagen-vascular diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and the very old and the very young. High risk people should be immunized a.S.A.P.

In brief: Possibly contagious

If any one has shingles, the patient has vesicles in a dermatomal distribution.
Those vesicles could be contagious. It would be most important not to expose immunocompromised people such as transplant patients, people on steroids for collagen-vascular diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and the very old and the very young. High risk people should be immunized a.S.A.P.
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