McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

What is Shingles?

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This video provides an overview of shingles (Herpes Zoster), and the process in which it occurs in the body. It also discusses the various symptoms associated with shingles, available treatment options, various preventative strategies and complications associated with shingles.

— Video by Jesse Sidhu, Kamran Badalov, Ashish Mathews, Atika Qavi

References

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  • Cohen, K. R., Salbu, R. L., Frank, J., & Israel, I. (2013). Presentation and Management of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) in the Geriatric Population. Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 38(4), 217.
  • Katakam, B. K., Kiran, G., & Kumar, U. (2016). A prospective study of herpes zoster in children. Indian journal of dermatology, 61(5), 534.
  • Sampathkumar, P., Drage, L. A., & Martin, D. P. (2009, March). Herpes zoster (shingles) and postherpetic neuralgia. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 84, No. 3, pp. 274-280). Elsevier.
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