herpes zoster

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herpes zoster (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) An acute viral inflammation of the sensory ganglia of spinal and cranial nerves associated with a vesicular eruption and neuralgic pains, caused by reactivation of the human herpes virus 3, in genus Varicellovirus, that also causes chicken pox as primo-infection.

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