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Shingles

Shingles is an illness caused by infection with the varicella-zoster virus. Varicella is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person has had chickenpox, the virus can remain inactive in the nerve tissue for many years. Stress, aging and diseases that weaken the immune system can cause the virus to become active. When the virus is activated, inflammation and pain develop along the sensory nerve pathways, called dermatomes, and on the skin overlying the dermatome.

Duration: 01:52
Licence: CC - Attribution
Original Language: English
Published: 4/21/2016
Format: 3D Animation

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