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What is the actual name of chicken pox in adults?
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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
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In brief: Chicken pox
Still called chicken pox in adults.
A special type which affect only a portion of face(like right upper 1/4 of face) or body (like a linear form involving right chest/back ) called shingles(herpes zoster).

In brief: Chicken pox
Still called chicken pox in adults.
A special type which affect only a portion of face(like right upper 1/4 of face) or body (like a linear form involving right chest/back ) called shingles(herpes zoster).
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: V-z
Varicella zoster is the name for acute chickenpox, in babies, children and adults.
It is also the name for cpox that activates in immunocompromised people. Slow viral or chronic recurrence with varicella virus in a skin nerve root is called herpes zoster. The family of viruses is herpesviridae. Sometimes the name is human herpes virus type iii.

In brief: V-z
Varicella zoster is the name for acute chickenpox, in babies, children and adults.
It is also the name for cpox that activates in immunocompromised people. Slow viral or chronic recurrence with varicella virus in a skin nerve root is called herpes zoster. The family of viruses is herpesviridae. Sometimes the name is human herpes virus type iii.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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