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Any one had a skin decease called shingles? Same as herpes?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes and no

Shingles is also called zoster. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus which starts as chickenpox and sometime after you recover may recur as shingles later in life.
It is however a herpes virus, although not herpes simples types 1 & 2 which cause fever blisters and genital herpes among other things (central nervous system infections).

In brief: Yes and no

Shingles is also called zoster. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus which starts as chickenpox and sometime after you recover may recur as shingles later in life.
It is however a herpes virus, although not herpes simples types 1 & 2 which cause fever blisters and genital herpes among other things (central nervous system infections).
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