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Definition of «Herpes zoster»

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Herpes zoster: Also called shingles, zona, and zoster. The culprit is the varicella-zoster virus. Primary infection with this virus causes chickenpox (varicella). At this time the virus infects nerves (namely, the dorsal root ganglia) where it remains latent (lies low) for years. It can then be reactivated to cause shingles with blisters over the distribution of the affected nerve accompanied by often intense pain and itching.

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    Also called herpes zoster ... Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles. After the chickenpox clears ...

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    Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is the agent causing varicella, otherwise known as chickenpox, the common childhood infection. Following resolution of chickenpox ...

  • Shingles: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

    Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. After you get chickenpox ...

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    Zoster is a common, predominantly dermal, and neurologic disorder caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), a virus morphologically and antigenically ...

  • Shingles - PubMed Health - National Center for Biotechnology ...

    Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. See also: Ramsay Hunt syndrome

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