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A very contagious, mild disease caused by herpes zoster virus. It can affect all ages, but most common in children.
The following are usually mild in children, severe in adults:
Risk Increases with use of immunosuppressive drugs.
Cannot be prevented at present. An immune globulin is available for high-risk persons, such as those who take anti-cancer or immunosuppressive drugs. Live attenuated (weakened) vaccines are currently being developed.
Belle aimee Medspa
Greater Hampstead Family Medicine P.C.