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Researchers link chicken pox virus to giant cell arteritis.


A new study from researchers from the University of Colorado links the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles to a condition that inflames blood vessels on the temples and scalp in the elderly, called giant cell arteritis.  Giant cell arteritis, which can cause blindness or stroke and can be life-threatening, is linked in the study to the varicella zoster

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