Shingles

Shingles

New Hope for An Old Disease

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Up to twenty percent of the population is affected by shingles, officially known as herpes zoster. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. It attacks adults who had chickenpox as children but whose immune system has weakened due to increasing age, illness, drugs, radiation therapy, or even physical or emotional stress. This book shows the reader how early recognition of shingles, along with the use of the newest antiviral drugs, can hasten recovery from shingles and its complications. It also discusses recent developments in preventing shingles through the use of a varicella vaccine, once thought to be limited in duration but now widely prescribed.

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Herpes zoster, better known as shingles, affects up to twenty percent of the population of the United States. Caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, shingles affects adults who have had chicken pox and who suffer from a weakened immune system. The authors cite the latest research on Shingles and its prevention and provide tips on early recognition of shingles as well as descriptions of commonly used treatments for shingles.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : M. Evans, [2008]
Edition: Updated edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781590771372
1590771370
Branch Call Number: 616.522 SIEGE
Characteristics: xii, 165 pages ; 23 cm
Notes: First published under the title: Living with shingles, c1998
Includes index

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