Medical Dictionary: Herpes zoster
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Herpes zoster: Another name for Shingles.
Herpes zoster (condition): Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
Herpes zoster (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.
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.
More information on medical condition: Shingles:
- Introduction: Shingles
- Basic Summary for Shingles
- Types of Shingles
- Risk Factors for Shingles
- Symptoms of Shingles
- Complications of Shingles
- Treatments for Shingles
1. excerpt from NINDS Shingles Information Page: NINDS
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