What is herpes zoster?
Also known as: shingles.
Herpes zoster is the virus that causes both chickenpox and shingles. Shingles is a painful skin rash that occurs due to the herpes zoster virus remaining dormant in the body for many years and then causing an outbreak later in life.
Reviewed by: Jose R. Rosa-Olivares
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