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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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How Shingles Develops Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), which also causes chicken pox.
Healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK)(NYSE:GSK) reported on Friday the receipt of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Shingrix in two doses for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster) in adults aged 50 years and older.
Studies paid for by Glaxo found it prevents shingles in about 90 percent of people.
Shingles is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Also known as zoster or herpes zoster, shingles is a skin rash so painful that some women, in a 1999 survey in the United States, swore it was more excruciating than labor pains.
We saw a need for a tool which could estimate the thickness of asphalt composition shingles and link that thickness to a warranty level.
Patients suffering from shingles also face an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the immediate months following diagnosis, a new study finds.
Shingles come in many colors, but dark ones are especially popular, says Jesseca Kusher, 18, of Spartanburg Day School in South Carolina.
If you passed this first test, go to the lumberyard or home center and throw a bundle of shingles onto your shoulder.
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.