Rash of shingles (Herpes zoster) on lower back

Rash of shingles (Herpes zoster) on lower back

M260/0106 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.7MB

Downloadable file size: 3.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator



Caption: Shingles. Close-up of a rash of shingles, also known as Herpes zoster, affecting the lower back of a five year old child. Herpes zoster is caused by the varicella-zoster virus which also causes chickenpox. After chickenpox most of the viruses are destroyed, but some survive dormant in sensory nerves that supply certain areas of skin. Relapse of infection starts with an excessive sensitivity and pain, followed by a rash in the area. Red spots quickly turn into tense blisters which then become yellowish and soon dry. Small pitted scars may result. The pain is a consequence of damage to the nerves and may last months or years. Antiviral drugs are used to minimise the nerve damage.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: condition, disease, disorder, healthcare, herpes zoster, medical, medicine, rash, shingles, shingles rash, shingles rash on back, viral infection

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.