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zos·ter

 (zŏs′tər)
n.
1. A belt or girdle worn by men in ancient Greece.
2. Herpes zoster.

[Greek zōstēr, girdle.]

zoster

(ˈzɒstə)
n
(Pathology) pathol short for herpes zoster
[C18: from Latin: shingles, from Greek zōster girdle]

shin•gles

(ˈʃɪŋ gəlz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a disease caused by the herpes zoster virus, characterized by skin eruptions and pain along the course of involved sensory nerves.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin cingulum (Latin: girdle; compare cincture)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgiazoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
herpes - viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
Translations

zos·ter

n. zóster. V.: herpes zoster,shingles

zoster

(fam) V. herpes zoster.
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Background and Design: Herpes Zoster (HZ) results from reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus.
individuals aged 65 and older, looked at the efficacy and utilization of the Herpes zoster vaccine in the prevention of shingles and its complications.
Herpes zoster (HZ) is a common neurocutaneous disease resulting from reactivation of dormant varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in sensory ganglions.
Aim: Herpes zoster (HZ) is a vesicular cutaneous infection caused by reactivation of the latent varicella-zoster virus from dorsal root ganglia.
Herpes zoster (HZ) is a common infectious disease that leads to dermatomal vesicular skin lesions and spreads after reactivation of the varicella zoster (VZ) virus in the dorsal root ganglions.
We add to the literature 5 cases of Wolf isotopic response, manifesting as granuloma annulare with a perineurovascular and/or perifollicular pattern of inflammation and developing in a site of previous herpes zoster, and discuss the clinicopathologic findings.
Herpes zoster (HZ), also known as varicella zoster or more colloquially as "shingles," is a neurodermal disease characterized by unilateral radicular pain, tingling, pruritus, and a characteristic vesicular rash set on an erythematous base.