Rapid Review Quiz: Herpes Zoster

William James, MD


July 28, 2022

Herpes zoster, also called shingles, is a viral syndrome caused by reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus. Typically occurring in older adults, the incidence is 3.9-11.8 per 1000 persons per year among patients older than 65 years. Generally presenting with malaise, fever, and burning pain, followed by the outbreak of lesions, complications of herpes zoster can include aseptic meningitis, cranial neuropathies, and partial facial paralysis.

Guidelines for vaccination have changed, and new research has explored links to dementia and emerging treatments. Do you know the latest key findings on this common condition? Take this quick quiz.


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