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Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral infection that may cause pain,
burning, or a tingling sensation on either the left or right side of the body.
Several days or weeks later, a band, strip, or small area of rash usually
appears in the same area and progresses into blisters, which scab over before
clearing up over the next few weeks.
December 18, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology
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