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Herpes Zoster

"Herpes Zoster" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN) in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of CHICKENPOX. It involves the SENSORY GANGLIA and their areas of innervation and is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area. (From Dorland, 27th ed)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Herpes Zoster" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Herpes Zoster" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 146 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2014
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