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Herpes zoster (shingles), disseminated

Herpes zoster (shingles), disseminated

Overview

Herpes zoster (shingles) normally occurs in a limited area that follows a dermatome (see the "dermatome" picture). In individuals with damaged immune systems, herpes zoster may be widespread (disseminated), causing serious illness. Herpes zoster is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.

Update Date 5/30/2012