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Shingles rash in a 62-year-old man. Vesicles and rash due to a shingles outbreak. Also known as herpes zoster, shingles is the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus which lies dormant in the nerves after causing chicken pox. A shingles rash is limited to the area of skin supplied by the nerve in which the virus lay dormant.
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