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Can the chicken pox virus cause symptoms of herpes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

A family of dna viruses known to cause human disease includes the herpes simplex strains that are well known to cause herpes i and ii (cold sore, genital sores)and herpes zoster that cause chickenpox and shingles.
There are other herpes viruses that cause human disease but these are the ones under discussion. They are not the same virus. They may be cars but ones a chevy and the other a dodge.

In brief: Not really

A family of dna viruses known to cause human disease includes the herpes simplex strains that are well known to cause herpes i and ii (cold sore, genital sores)and herpes zoster that cause chickenpox and shingles.
There are other herpes viruses that cause human disease but these are the ones under discussion. They are not the same virus. They may be cars but ones a chevy and the other a dodge.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Annual incidence of herpes zoster, so called shingles, after natural varicella (chicken pox) infection among immunocompetent children under 20 years old is 68 per 100, 000 people.
Incidence of shingles after chicken pox vaccine is 2.6 per 100, 000 vaccine doses.

In brief: Yes

Annual incidence of herpes zoster, so called shingles, after natural varicella (chicken pox) infection among immunocompetent children under 20 years old is 68 per 100, 000 people.
Incidence of shingles after chicken pox vaccine is 2.6 per 100, 000 vaccine doses.
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