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  • Shingles By Trevor Lloyd
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  • Shingles the Disease By Trevor Lloyd
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  • Overview A viral infection that causes a painful rash and blisters
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  • Causes Varicella-zoster virus Causes chicken pox Hibernates in spinal cord and nerve tissue May reactivate later Travels through nerve pathways to skin
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  • Risk Factors Chicken Pox Age Of infection Of recurrence Depressed Immune System Cancer Medications Disease
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  • Early stages Small, Painful bumps Turn to blisters
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  • Symptoms Pain Rash Blisters Itching Some people experience: Fever and chills Headache General achiness Fatigue
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  • Treatments No cure Drugs: Acyclovir (Zovirax) Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Famciclovir (Famvir) Other things: Anticonvulsants Tricyclic antidepressants Numbing agents Narcotics
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  • Prognosis Not life threatening Vaccines Treatments Complications: Vision loss Postherpetic neuralgia Neurological problems Skin infections
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  • Current Research Shingles linked to stroke Teachers with mustaches have a 98% chance of getting shingles
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  • What you need to know A recurrence of the Chicken pox virus Risk factors are related to a depressed immune system Symptoms include pain and blisters Treatable, but no cure Your going to live
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  • Sources Shingles. (n.d.). Retrieved December 1, 2014, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases- conditions/shingles/basics/definition/con-20019574 http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases- conditions/shingles/basics/definition/con-20019574 (2012, May 7). Retrieved December 3, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/varicell a.html http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/varicell a.html (n.d.). Retrieved December 2, 2014, from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270711. php http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270711. php

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