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The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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University Hospital Essen

9.3/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Infectology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
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University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
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University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
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University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Infectology and Rheumatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
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University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
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University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Pulmonology, Internal Intensive Care, Infectology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
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Hanyang University Medical Center Seoul

9.5/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Infectology

The Hanyang University Medical Center was founded in 1972 and today is one of the largest and most advanced providers of medical services in Korea and around the world. The medical institution runs 9 specialized centers and 26 departments fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment. The most important component of successful trea
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University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10
location_onGermany, Oldenburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infectology and Diabetology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Oldenburg ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds. The medical facility annually serves 37,000 patients on an inpatient and partially inpatie
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Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Gastroenterology, Infectology, Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology, Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care

The Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin is a modern medical facility that offers first-class medical care in the field of emergency care, traumatology, urology, internal medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, nuclear medicine and other focuses. The hospital has 15 specialized departments, medical teams of which guarantee th
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Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Palliative Medicine, Infectiology and Tropical Medicine

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio. The clinic has a dining room with a
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St. Anna Hospital Herne

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Herne

Department of Gastroenterology

The St. Anna Hospital Herne belongs to the St. Elisabeth Group - Catholic clinics Rhine/Ruhr. The Hospital is equipped with modern high-tech equipment and offers innovative treatment techniques. More than 1,000 medical employees put all their efforts to ensure patient’s wellbeing and swift recovery. Each year, approxi
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About the disease

Herpes zoster is a painful viral disease that manifests itself as a rash. It mostly develops in one part of the body, such as the neck, face or an arm, for example, and takes the form of a red stripe of small, closely scattered blisters. Before the stripe appears, a tingling or itching sensation will be felt a few days before the actual rash appears. This pre-rash symptom also occurs with chickenpox. This can be explained by the fact that herpes zoster and chickenpox are caused by the same highly contagious virus.

When a child suffers from chickenpox, the virus cells are deactivated once the child recovers. However, these cells lie dormant in the child’s body. In adulthood, these cells can be reactivated due to certain triggers, causing herpes zoster.

The most common trigger of herpes zoster is a weak immune system. People who have HIV/AIDS, receive immunosuppressants for the treatment of autoimmune diseases or suffer from a generally poor immune system, are most at risk of developing herpes zoster. Older people are also at risk, as they have a weaker immune system due to the changes that come with age. It is also believed that children who contract chickenpox before the age of 18 months are more prone to developing herpes zoster later in life.

Herpes zoster usually only lasts a few days. If it is localized on one small area of the skin, it is rarely dangerous. However, if it develops in the eye area, the rash may lead to vision problems, even blindness in some cases. Herpes zoster can also be dangerous if it develops on large areas of the skin. The good news is that people can get vaccinated against the zoster virus, even late in their adulthood, which greatly lessens the risks of developing it in the future. If someone develops herpes zoster after being vaccinated, the symptoms are much less severe.      

Symptoms

  • Itching and tingling sensation before rash appears
  • Red stripe of blisters
  • Pain in the affected area
  • Fever in some cases
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will examine the patient’s skin to see if there is a rash. It is usually easy to identify a herpes zoster rash as it has a characteristic pattern: a red stripe of small blisters.
  • The doctor will also ask the patient if their skin was itchy or if they noticed a tingling sensation before the rash appeared.
  • The doctor will ask the patient if they ever had chickenpox as a child and, if so, how old they were. Information about any diseases of the immune system is also important.
  • A smear test and a blood test are sometimes required if there is a suspicion of another infection or if the doctor is unsure about the exact type of herpes zoster.  

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment, such as topical lotions and creams may be prescribed to soothe the rash and alleviate the pain. In most cases, herpes zoster will clear up after 2-3 days.
  • If the rash is not localized and lasts for longer than 2-3 days, the patient may be prescribed antiviral medications and corticosteroids to precipitate recovery and lessen the pain.
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