Dermatology

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Shingles (herpes zoster) – a brief overview

Shingles also called as herpes zoster is a virus born disease, characterized by a rash and neuritis in a dermatomal pattern. What causes shingles? Shingles is caused by the virus varicella zoster which is responsible for the highly contagious disease Chickenpox. Chickenpox is the primary infection after which the virus remains┬ádormant for years in the …

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skin rashes

Common Skin rashes – Diagnose your skin problem!!

Skin rashes can sometimes be very difficult to diagnose. A variety of common skin conditions can manifest as a skin rash. Skin rashes apart from the medical aspect are associated with social stigma as well. The common Skin rashes can occur due to a variety of factors, including infections, heat, allergens, immune system disorders and …

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