Shingles, or herpes zoster (HZ), is a common secondary infection. More than 95% of immunocompetent individuals aged > 50 years are seropositive for the varicella zoster virus and are at risk of developing shingles. This Virtual Expert Roundtable will address the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and complications of shingles, in addition to the strategies to prevent it.
Because cell-mediated immunity declines with age, individuals aged 50 years and older are at increased risk for the reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus that causes shingles. Learn about vaccination recommendations to prevent shingles and complications of herpes zoster, especially postherpetic neuralgia. Answer questions about shingles prevention and win at Jeopardy!