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What is herpes zoster?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Shingles

Zoster, often referred to as shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella (chickenpox) virus lying dormant in a nerve cell.
When it occurs it generally begins without pain or itching in the distribution of the specific nerve and then the development of a rash in that area with small blisters. It tends to occur as a band on the torso or on the face. A vaccine exists to help prevention this.

In brief: Shingles

Zoster, often referred to as shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella (chickenpox) virus lying dormant in a nerve cell.
When it occurs it generally begins without pain or itching in the distribution of the specific nerve and then the development of a rash in that area with small blisters. It tends to occur as a band on the torso or on the face. A vaccine exists to help prevention this.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Shingles

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.
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In brief: Shingles

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.
http://sgoti.ws/uydrn1.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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