Which secondary bilateral infections are associated with herpes zoster (shingles)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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It may be associated with a secondary bacterial infection at the site of the rash (typically streptococcal or staphylococcal). Necrotizing fasciitis is a possible and devastating complication.


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