Herpes Zoster (August 2018)

A Pharmacist's Guide to Identifying the Signs and Symptoms of Herpes Zoster

August 01, 2018

Herpes Zoster Vaccines

Herpes zoster, also known as zoster or shingles, is caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. After an individual has been exposed to the varicella virus through chickenpox or via vaccination, the virus remains dormant in the dorsal root ganglia.

Herpes Zoster Vaccination: Recent Advancements and Recommendations

August 01, 2018

Herpes Zoster Vaccines

Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, is characterized by a painful, itchy rash and blisters, often resulting in permanent neuropathic pain (postherpetic neuralgia) that can be difficult to manage.