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Upper abdominal muscle weakness after shingles (Herpes zoster). Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also produces chickenpox in children. Its symptoms include blistering, fever and severe pain to nerve roots. The effects of the virus continue after the blisters have healed - with pain due to nerve damage persisting often for months.
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