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“Shingles comes on very quickly and manifests itself as a painful rash of blisters, usually concentrated around either the left or right side of the torso. A person who has had chickenpox is more likely to develop shingles later in life because shingles is caused by the same varicella-zoster virus that evokes chickenpox. The virus lays dormant in the body after chickenpox has come and gone, but it can flare up at any time, returning as shingles. Shingles is more common in people with immune systems weakened by chemotherapy, radiation treatment, transplant operations, stress, and HIV infection.”
“The condition of pain following a shingles episode is called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and can last for months or even years. In fact, a person has an increased chance of getting PHN as they age. A 50 year old has a 50 percent chance of developing PHN. An 80 year old has an 80 percent chance of developing PHN.”
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