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Shingles
   affects the   
Skin
Related to chicken pox. A virus that remains in a dormant state in the body in the root of nerves that control sensation. Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe.
Shingles (zoster)
   is caused by infection with   
Varicella Zoster Virus (Herpesvirus)
Shingles
   affects the   
Nerve Cell Bodies
The herpes zoster virus may break out of nerve cell bodies and travel down nerve axons to cause viral infection of the skin in the region of the nerve.






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