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shingles

 
shingles
[ˈʃɪŋgəlz]
noun
1. herpes m inv (disease)
  • to have shingles tener un herpes
shingles [ˈʃɪŋɡlz]
noun
(Med) herpes (m) (zoster)
This disorder is commonly known as shingles and usually affects people between the ages of forty and seventy. Its medical name comes from the Greek words herpes, `to creep", and zoster, `a girdle", which describes the belt-like ring the blisters sometimes form around the body. The virus is the same as chicken-pox and although it can lie dormant for years it may be re-activated by stress, illness or exposure to chicken-pox. The rash usually decreases or disappears within about fourteen days but because the roots of nerves are affected the pain may continue for many weeks or even months.
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