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  • Shingles
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    • Herpes Zoster (Shingles): SFAF
      a condition characterized by painful blisters that typically appear in a dermatomal (linear) distribution on the skin following nerve pathways; blisters generally dry and scab leaving minor scarring. Shingles is caused by reactivation of a previous infection with the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) that initially causes chickenpox; VZV lies dormant in the nerves and reactivates when immune defenses are weakened. Shingles outbreaks may recur more frequently and VZV may become disseminated in people with HIV disease. Disseminated herpes zoster resembles chicken pox, with a rash, fever and possibly pneumonia; herpes zoster may also lead to ocular and neurological complications.

    see also Herpes Varicella Zoster Virus.
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    • Herpes: Varicella Zoster Virus (H-VZV) JAMA
      The varicella-zoster virus causes chicken pox in children and may reappear in adults as herpes zoster. Also called shingles, herpes zoster consists of very painful blisters on the skin that follow nerve pathways.
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    • Varicella- Zoster Virus (VZV, Human Herpesvirus 3): SFAF
      a herpesvirus that initially causes chickenpox (varicella), usually in children. VZV may lie dormant within the nerves for years and reactivate later to cause herpes zoster (shingles), especially in immunosuppressed individuals.
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