Medical Dictionary: Acute posterior ganglionitis


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Acute posterior ganglionitis: Another name for Shingles.
Acute posterior ganglionitis (condition): Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
Acute posterior ganglionitis (condition): Herpes zoster is an infectious viral infection that is believed to be caused by the re-activation of a previous chickenpox infection, often from many years before.

Acute posterior ganglionitis: Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles occurs in people who have had chickenpox and represents a reactivation of the dormant varicella-zoster virus. The disease generally affects the elderly, although it occasionally occurs in younger and/or immunodeficient individuals. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Shingles Information Page: NINDS

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