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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.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology
March 3, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 03, 2011
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