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    Is there any connection between chickenpox and shingles?

    Yes, chicken pox virus after infecting an individual becomes dormancy in the body. After years it may reactivate and lead to shingles. The cause of reactivation is the weakening of your immune system may it be because of old age, steriod therapy, immunosuppressive drugs, malnutrition etc. Although the symptoms are totally different yet shingles is cause by thethe same virus that caused you chicken pox years back.

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