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Shingles (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD, Professor, Emergency Medicine

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Rebecca W Short, MD, Dermatology Resident, Captain USAF MC United States Air Force Medical C, Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Colonel Brian M Davis, MD, Chief, Department of Dermatology, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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