Herpes Zoster and Postherptic Neuralgia

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    Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia

    GENERAL Herpes zoster is caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV).  When a patient has been cured from varicella, the VZV still remains in his/her body. This usually does not create any problems to the patient. However, years later, the virus may flare up and provoke herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is manifested with a blistering [...]