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View of the chin of an elderly female patient during an attack of shingles, also known as Herpes zoster. Scabs have formed over the shingles blisters (vesicles). Shingles is extremely painful and is due to the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster) infecting the sensory nerves. Dormant viruses survive for years in humans until the immune system is weakened by illness or old age and a shingles attack may occur.
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