oa Modern Medicine - Shingles in the elderly

Volume 16, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0259-9333



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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