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