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Herpes Zoster MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Herpes Zoster
Tree Number(s)
C01.925.256.466.930.750
Unique ID
D006562
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006562
Scope Note
An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN) in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of CHICKENPOX. It involves the SENSORY GANGLIA and their areas of innervation and is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Shingles
Zona
Zoster
See Also
Neuralgia, Postherpetic
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Herpes Zoster Preferred
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