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Why does one person with these risk factors get shingles while another does not? 

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Don't know

Risk factors increase the risk but do not guarantee that you get the condition.
Genetic variation and immune system have a lot do with it, and our level of understanding of the process is very limited. There is a vaccine available. Talk to your doctor to see if it is recommended for you.

In brief: Don't know

Risk factors increase the risk but do not guarantee that you get the condition.
Genetic variation and immune system have a lot do with it, and our level of understanding of the process is very limited. There is a vaccine available. Talk to your doctor to see if it is recommended for you.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: Immunity

High immunity and prior exposure to help to resist re-infections.

In brief: Immunity

High immunity and prior exposure to help to resist re-infections.
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