This painful viral infection is caused by herpes zoster, the virus that causes chickenpox. After infection with chickenpox, the virus “hides” in the nervous system in a latent or dormant state. Exposure to chickenpox or other stressors may cause a reactivation of the virus, resulting in a shingles outbreak. People over the age of 50 are most likely to suffer from shingles.
Related Journals of Shingles
Vitiligo & Dermatomyositis, Medical & Clinical Reviews, Insights in Biomedicine, Cosmetic Dermatology, Korean Journal of Dermatology, Dermatologie in Beruf und Umwelt, Dermatologia Kliniczna.