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2022 Apr 27


[Herpes zoster-prevention, diagnosis, and treatment].


Werner R N, Ghoreschi K
Hautarzt. 2022 Apr 27.
PMID: 35477786.


Herpes zoster (HZ) is a common skin disease resulting from a regionally limited reactivation of a latent infection with the varicella zoster virus (VZV). Despite its usually self-limiting course, HZ is associated with a considerable individual and public health burden of disease, particularly due to its high rate of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).