Herpes Zoster News and Research

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Herpes Zoster, also called shingles, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in the body. Usually the virus does not cause any further problems; however, the virus may re-emerge years later, causing shingles.
Shingles runs in the family

Shingles runs in the family

Dermatologists link family history to shingles susceptibility

Dermatologists link family history to shingles susceptibility

Abbott receives approval for HUMIRA (Adalimumab) for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Abbott receives approval for HUMIRA (Adalimumab) for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Vaccines approved by the FDA are at least a million times safer than the viruses that they prevent

Vaccines approved by the FDA are at least a million times safer than the viruses that they prevent

Discomfort and disability caused by shingles can be avoided

Discomfort and disability caused by shingles can be avoided

GlaxoSmithKline issues update on US patent litigation regarding Valtrex

GlaxoSmithKline issues update on US patent litigation regarding Valtrex

Shingles vaccine for seniors gets the green light

Shingles vaccine for seniors gets the green light

Highly active antiretroviral therapies associated with reduced infections in HIV-infected children

Highly active antiretroviral therapies associated with reduced infections in HIV-infected children

New vaccine reduces the risk of shingles

New vaccine reduces the risk of shingles

Treatment with intravenous and oral antiviral medications may help relieve nerve pain related to shingles

Treatment with intravenous and oral antiviral medications may help relieve nerve pain related to shingles

Chicken pox vaccine associated with shingles epidemic

Chicken pox vaccine associated with shingles epidemic

Stronger version of chickenpox vaccine cuts incidence and severity of shingles in older adults

Stronger version of chickenpox vaccine cuts incidence and severity of shingles in older adults

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together

Need for greater understanding of shingles

Need for greater understanding of shingles

Varicella vaccine is almost 90 percent effective against chickenpox

Varicella vaccine is almost 90 percent effective against chickenpox

Potential cure for lymphoma in HIV patients

Potential cure for lymphoma in HIV patients

Guideline evaluates treatments for postherpetic neuralgia

Guideline evaluates treatments for postherpetic neuralgia

Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine has saved the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars since its introduction

Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine has saved the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars since its introduction

Indicators identify shingles patients who have an increased risk of developing persistent pain

Indicators identify shingles patients who have an increased risk of developing persistent pain

Studies show pregabalin does not affect male reproductivity or interfere with oral contraceptives

Studies show pregabalin does not affect male reproductivity or interfere with oral contraceptives