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.
    • 2005, Donald Hall, The Best Day the Worst Day: Life with Jane Kenyon, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, →ISBN, page 98:
      From the description, Letha felt sure Jane had herpes zoster, or shingles, which often strikes cancer patients or others with depressed immune systems. Jane spent another week in the Bubble, treated with acyclovir.

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From English herpes zoster.

Noun[edit]

herpes zoster (first-person possessive herpes zosterku, second-person possessive herpes zostermu, third-person possessive herpes zosternya)

  1. (pathology) herpes zoster, shingles.
    Synonyms: cacar api, cacar ular

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