Shingles (Herpes Zoster) complications
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

  • Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain tissue. It's most often caused by viral infections. In some cases, bacterial infections can cause encephalitis.
  • Postherpetic (post-her-Pet-ic) neuralgia is a very painful condition that affects the nerves and skin. It is a complication of herpes zoster-commonly called shingles. Shingles is a painful, blistering skin rash caused by a reactivation of a virus ...
  • Skin infections can be caused by a wide variety of germs, and symptoms can vary in severity.
  • Facial paralysis is loss of facial movement because of nerve damage. It often presents as droopiness or weakness on one side of the face and is typically caused by infection, trauma, tumors, or stroke.
  • Bell's palsy is a condition that affects movement of the muscles in the face as a result of damage to the seventh cranial nerve controlling them. Significant damage of this nerve can result in paralysis of the face.
  • Blindness is the inability to see anything, including light. It can be partial or complete, and can be caused by a number of different diseases, or be present at birth.
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