Useful Shingles websites

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/shingles/shingles.htm

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Shingles Information Page. From the web page: “The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)conduct shingles research in laboratories at the NIH and also support additional research through grants to major medical institutions across the country. Current research is aimed at finding new methods for treating shingles and its complications.” Also provided are links to “NIH Patient Recruitment for Shingles Clinical Trials” and “Related Organizations”

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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/shingles/DS00098

Good basic medical information on shingles from the Mayo Clinic.

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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/shingles.html

Shingles information page, on Medline Plus, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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http://www.emedicinehealth.com/shingles/article_em.htm

Some useful and unique features of this shingles section are:

Take the Shingles Quiz

“Shingles Slidehow Pictures

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http://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/index.html

Good discussion of the Zostavax shingles vaccine and a good overview of the disease from the Centers for Disease Control

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http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/infections/common/viral/574.html

Good, basic answers to shingles questions.

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http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/shingles-topic-overview

Very nice WebMD review of the shingles disease.

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http://www.shingles.com

A website intended to promote the use of the antiviral compound, famvir

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http://www.medicinenet.com/shingles/article.htm

Very useful collection of advice and summaries of shingles.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CfNVKvMLGM

A nice YouTube video on “Internal medicine tutorial, Herpes zoster”

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGODHC8XHrM

On YouTube, “ Dr. Erika Schwartz Discusses How to Diagnose and Treat Shingles”

From http://www.immunize.org/vis/#shingles.pdf , a comprehensive summary of the new shingles vaccine is available.

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