Shingles A painful skin rash due to the virus herpes zoster.
The findings implied benefits for herd immunity from natural infection against herpes zoster in adults.
Click here for answer This is shingles caused by the herpes zoster virus which also causes chicken pox.
Patients taking systemic steroids, who have not had chicken pox, should avoid close personal contact with chicken pox or herpes zoster.
Incidence The incidence of PHN is between 9 and 14% one month after the herpes zoster eruption.