Shingles

Shingles – Guide for Healthcare Professionals Shingles (Herpes Zoster) occurs most commonly in older age groups, and can cause severe pain. Reactivation of the virus which causes chickenpox (varicella-zoster virus VZV). After developing chickenpox, the virus lies dormant in the dorsal root or trigeminal ganglia and can become reactivated later in life to cause shingles. […]

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Shingles – Guide for Healthcare Professionals

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) occurs most commonly in older age groups, and can cause severe pain. Reactivation of the virus which causes chickenpox (varicella-zoster virus VZV). After developing chickenpox, the virus lies dormant in the dorsal root or trigeminal ganglia and can become reactivated later in life to cause shingles.

The Shingles – Guide for Healthcare Professionals provides useful information about clinical features of the disease, as well as information on transmission, complications, and vaccination recommendations.

 

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Page published: 6 November 2017
Page updated: 26 October 2020

Page Published: 6 November 2017 | Page Updated: 6 November 2017