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Cellulitis and shingles
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An_247152 posted:
My 37 yr old daughter has had both of these several times over the last 10 yrs. No one seems to know what to do other than treat with antibiotics after the fact.
I have read both can be deadly if not treated. Is there a corlation between the two? Is there anything to do to prevent? Can a vacine be taken if you have already had the condition? She has also had 3 miscaraiges in last 2 yrs. Any corlation here?
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear An,

With the history of recurrent cellulitis, shingles, and miscarriages there may be some underlying auto-immune condition.

I would have your daughter see a rheumatologist to screen for lupus or other autoimmune disorders.

Please keep us posted, I hope that helps


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