Herpes zoster

  • S. Georgala
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Abstract

Herpes zoster (HZ) is an acute localized infection of a sensory nerve and ganglion characterized by pain and vesicular eruption in a dermatomal distribution, resulting from the reactivation of a lifelong latent infection with the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) acquired during an earlier attack of varicella (chickenpox).

Synonyms

Shingles zoster 

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