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What Are Shingles?

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) can occur in patients who contracted chicken pox virus early in life. It usually remains dormant in the dorsal root ganglion of the thoracic or lumbar spine – that is a complex way of saying the virus usually hides quietly in the spinal nerves. When a person’s immune system becomes compromised, as [...]