Shingles – A Guide for General Practitioners
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 – A Guide for General Practitioners provides useful information about clinical features of the disease, as well as information on transmission, complications, and vaccination recommendations.
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