Can Shingles Cause Death?

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Shingles can cause hospitalization and, in rare cases, death. Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, called herpes zoster or zoster. A person infected by shingles should keep the rash covered, not touch or scratch the rash, and wash his/her hands often to prevent the spread of shingles.
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Shingles Complications
Although rare, complications from varicella zoster infection may arise. Complications may include: postherpetic neuralgia (long-term pain as a result of nerve damage), bacterial skin infection, vision loss (if shingles infection occurs near or. . . More »
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Shingles are in the Herpes family and are caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. Anyone who has had chicken pox before is capable of getting shingles. The virus stays in
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What causes shingles? This itchy, extremely painful rash is a viral infection caused by the same virus that leads to chickenpox, varicella-zoster. Only people who have had chickenpox
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Once a person becomes infected with the varicella-zoster virus, it never fully goes away. Instead, after chickenpox clears up, the virus goes dormant in some nerve cells of the body
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Well shingles is caused by bead nerve endings, and it can also be brought on by stress.
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