Chickenpox, shingles virus linked to another serious condition in seniors


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New research links the virus behind chickenpox and shingles to a blood vessel condition that afflicts the elderly and can sometimes be deadly.


The study doesn't prove that the so-called varicella zoster virus causes the condition, known as giant cell arteritis.

But study author Dr. Don Gilden, a professor of neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, said the findings suggest that the standard treatment of steroids, which reduce inflammation, aren't enough on their own.

Read Article here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/chickenpox-shingles-virus-linked-to-blood-vessel-condition-in-seniors/

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