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Herpes zoster (shingles) on the hand and fingers

Herpes zoster (shingles) on the hand and fingers

Overview

This is a picture of herpes zoster (shingles) on the hand and fingers. Shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Outbreaks of shingles often follow the distribution of nerves in the skin. This distribution pattern is called a dermatome (see the "dermatomes" picture).

Update Date 5/30/2012