Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Shingles?

William James, MD; Camila K. Janniger, MD


March 09, 2017

Herpes zoster, also referred to as shingles, is an acute, cutaneous viral infection caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), the herpesvirus that causes chickenpox. Herpes zoster is an acute neurologic disease that warrants immediate evaluation. Many individuals continue to suffer pain after the virus resolves, a condition known as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Do you know which symptoms to watch for, which tests to obtain, and what treatment to initiate? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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