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Zoster

Zoster Definition Endogenous, mostly unilateral, neurotropic recurrent infection with the varicella zoster virus (HHV-3; see below herpes viruses, human). Zoster (zoser from Greek zostrix = belt) is, in contrast to varicella, a disease of the elderly and is one of the most common acute diseases i...

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