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Herpes zoster of the tongue. Close-up of the tongue of an elderly male patient with blisters on the right side (left) of his tongue caused by infection with the Varicella zoster virus (VZV). VZV is one of eight herpesviruses known to infect humans. It commonly causes chickenpox in children and herpes zoster, or shingles, in adults.
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