Shingles: Having Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Your Risk

Your compromised immune system, plus corticosteroid therapy, can increase your chances of contracting this viral infection.

If you havent marveled lately at the intricate, biological processes that occur within your body, consider the varicella zoster virus. Varicella zoster causes chickenpox. However, after the first outbreak is gone the virus can lie dormant deep in the nervous system for decades, only to strike again in a new form as herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles.
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