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Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a disease that triggers a painful skin rash. It is caused by the same virus as chickenpox, and about one in three adults who had chickenpox will develop this condition later in life. However, a vaccine is available to reduce the risk. Learn more about shingles and ways you can protect yourself.


Learn about shingles and the varicella-zoster virus, tips on how to treat postherpetic neuralgia, and the shingles vaccine.
Chart reading "Diagnosis: Shingles"

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