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What is shingles?
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
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In brief: Herpes Zoster
Infection of the nerve and skin usually as a reactivation of the chicken pox virus.

In brief: Herpes Zoster
Infection of the nerve and skin usually as a reactivation of the chicken pox virus.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Chicken Pox
Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox.
After chicken pox resolves, the virus hides on in a nerve and then may come back out, causing shingles. Fyi...Chicken pox virus is a form of herpes virus, but not one of the ones caused by "misbehaving". Shingles is a associated with rash and pain.

In brief: Chicken Pox
Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox.
After chicken pox resolves, the virus hides on in a nerve and then may come back out, causing shingles. Fyi...Chicken pox virus is a form of herpes virus, but not one of the ones caused by "misbehaving". Shingles is a associated with rash and pain.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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