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Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral infection that may cause pain,
burning, or a tingling sensation on either the left or right side of the body.
Several days or weeks later, a band, strip, or small area of rash usually
appears in the same area and progresses into blisters, which scab over before
clearing up over the next few weeks.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology
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