Recent Examples on the WebShingles most commonly shows up in a band called a dermatome that goes from one side of your midsection around your waistline.
Korin Miller, Health.com, 21 Apr. 2021 Shingles is an exquisitely painful herpesvirus illness (herpes zoster virus, to be specific) that leads to pain along a nerve in a dermatome, followed by painful sores and blisters.
Nina Shapiro, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021
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