(Science: dermatology, virology) disease in adults caused by varicella zoster virus (herpetoviridae), that in children causes chicken pox.

disease arises by reactivation (usually associated with a decline in cell-mediated immunity) of latent virus that persists in spinal or cranial sensory nerve ganglia.

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