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What is the difference between herpes zoster and herpes simplex?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: HZ vs HSV

HZ (Herpes Zoster) is a common form of cutaneous neuropathic pain is associated with herpes zoster infection.
HVS (Herpes simplex virus) is an oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face.

In brief: HZ vs HSV

HZ (Herpes Zoster) is a common form of cutaneous neuropathic pain is associated with herpes zoster infection.
HVS (Herpes simplex virus) is an oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Chicken pox & malais

Zoster is chicken pox.
...Simplex is fever & malaise. Both are childhood diseases.

In brief: Chicken pox & malais

Zoster is chicken pox.
...Simplex is fever & malaise. Both are childhood diseases.
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