Postive family history may be risk factor for shingles

May 28, 2008, 4:00am

National report - A positive family history of herpes zoster may be a risk factor for the disease, according to a study published in Archives of Dermatology.

National report

- A positive family history of herpes zoster may be a risk factor for the disease, according to a study published in

Archives of Dermatology

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Currently, risk factors for herpes zoster are unclear, and the only proven factor to affect reactivation is age-related decline in cell-mediated immunity, MediNEWS.Direct! reports.