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rwashington3430 posted:
I have MS and may possibly have been exposed to shingles, what are chances of my getting shingles? I had chicken pox as a child.
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hackwriter responded:
rwashington,

There is a link between MS and shingles according to the article found below:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/17/us-shingles-idUSTRE75F6R920110617

According to a cited study, chicken pox can go dormant after you've had a case of it as a child and then reemerge later. Those who have shingles are four times more likely to develop MS.

Kim


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