How does age affect risk of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Wayne E Anderson, DO, FAHS, FAAN; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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After primary infection, zoster can occur at any age. However, the risk of zoster increases with age.

The risk of postherpetic neuralgia also increases with advancing age.


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