oa Modern Medicine - Shingles in the elderly
|Article Title||Shingles in the elderly|
|© Publisher:||Infixion Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, Australia|
|Publication Date||Dec 1991|
|Pages||25 - 32|
|Keyword(s)||Clinical features, Elderly, Geriatrics, Herpes zoster, Management, Pathogenesis and Shingles|
Shingles, now known to be caused by the reactivation of a latent varicella zoster virus infection, is a common disease in the community which may have serious consequences in the immunocompromised and also cause serious complications in the nonimmunocompromised, particularly in the elderly.
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