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shingles:

see herpes zosterherpes zoster,
infection of a ganglion (nerve center) with severe pain and a blisterlike eruption in the area of the nerve distribution, a condition called shingles. The causative organism is varicella zoster, a common, filtrable virus that is also known to cause chicken pox.
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shingles

[′shiŋ·gəlz]
(medicine)

shingles

an acute viral disease affecting the ganglia of certain nerves, characterized by inflammation, pain, and skin eruptions along the course of the affected nerve
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One day, as we trotted out of a large village into a shady bit of road, I saw on our left hand a low, black cottage, with diamond panes in the windows, a creeper on the end wall, a roof of shingle, and some roses climbing on the rickety trellis-work of the tiny porch.
Not a whisper, not a splash, not a stir of the shingle, not a footstep, not a sigh came up from the earth be- low--never a sign of life but the scent of climbing jasmine; and Kennedy's voice, speaking behind me, passed through the wide casement, to vanish out- side in a chill and sumptuous stillness.
If I had not dived for Professor Pesca when he lay under water on his shingle bed, I should in all human probability never have been connected with the story which these pages will relate--I should never, perhaps, have heard even the name of the woman who has lived in all my thoughts, who has possessed herself of all my energies, who has become the one guiding influence that now directs the purpose of my life.
Q I've heard there's a shingles vaccination and I'm wondering if I can have it.
The study will build upon prior clinical results for FV-100, including Phase 1 trials and a large Phase 2 clinical trial in shingles patients, which demonstrated favorable safety and tolerability for FV-100.
Shingles come in many colors, but dark ones are especially popular, says Jesseca Kusher, 18, of Spartanburg Day School in South Carolina.
Shingles is a rash of fluid-filled blisters on an area of skin on one side of the body, says Michael Oxman, MD, a staff physician in infectious diseases at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and a professor of medicine and pathology at the University of California-San Diego.
Washington, Jan 05 ( ANI ): A new study has suggested that younger adults who've had shingles may face higher stroke risk years later.
AN attack of shingles can increase the risk of having a stroke or heart attack years later, new research suggests.
Because efficacy of the shingles vaccine appears to wane over time, it should not routinely be given to people in their 50s, according to information presented at a meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
During a storm, a number of the shingles were damaged or blown away.
This vaccination programme aims to reduce the incidence and severity of shingles disease in older people.