Management of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia
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Published by American Academy of Family Physicians in Kansas City, Mo .
Written in English


  • Shingles (Disease),
  • Shingles (Disease) -- Complications,
  • Neuralgia,
  • Intractable pain

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-20).

Other titlesPostherpetic neuralgia
StatementFrances Pilot ; in consultation with Brian S. Alper, Bruce T. Vanderhoff.
SeriesAmerican Family Physician monograph
ContributionsAlper, Brian S., Vanderhoff, Bruce T., American Academy of Family Physicians.
LC ClassificationsRC147.H6 P56 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16258567M
LC Control Number2006531127

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Sometimes, the pain of shingles continues long after the blisters and other symptoms have faded away. It’s called postherpetic neuralgia. Doctors can help you manage the pain.   Herpes zoster (commonly referred to as "shingles") and postherpetic neuralgia result from reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus acquired during the primary varicella infection, or chickenpox. Whereas varicella is generally a disease of childhood, herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia become more common with increasing by: A PPM Brief. Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a sensory nervous system, injury-based neuropathic pain, caused by the herpes zoster virus. A complication of Shingles, PHN causes a persistent burning and paroxysmal stimulation pain that may last several months to several years, commonly occurring in the chest and back, but the pain may also affect the whole body. This work provides, in a single volume, up-to-date knowledge about every aspect of varicella zoster virus, herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia. The first edition of this book, published in , received wide acclaim. In this new edition, Dr. Watson and Dr. Gershon are joined by outstanding authorities on the multiple facets of these diseases.5/5(1).

What is herpes zoster and what is postherpetic neuralgia? The answers are found in this book. Postherpetic neuralgia is nerve pain that occurs at the site of a previous attack of shingles. The virus is known to reactivate in certain states of the body. There are ways to manage such pain even if powerful conventional treatment is ineffective/5(4). Postherpetic neuralgia is a condition of recurring or persistent pain in an area of the body that has undergone an outbreak shingles (the herpes zoster virus). When the shingles virus damages nerve cells of an infected area, it often causes a painful skin rash that appears as a patch or line of painful blisters on the skin in the shape of a band. Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is neuropathic pain which occurs due to damage to a peripheral nerve caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (herpes zoster, also known as shingles).Typically, the nerve pain (neuralgia) is confined to an area of skin innervated by a single sensory nerve, which is known as a is defined as dermatomal nerve pain that persists for more Specialty: Neurology.   Postherpetic neuralgia is the most common complication of herpes zoster. It occurs in approximately 30 percent of patients older than 80 years and Cited by:

Management of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia Article Literature Review in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 57(6 Suppl):S January with 26 Reads.   Herpes zoster and its sequela post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) are conditions with significant morbidity. PHN is a chronic, debilitating neuropathic pain that can persist long beyond resolution of visible cutaneous manifestations. This paper provides practical guidelines for management of herpes zoster and PHN. For herpes zoster, antivirals should be started, preferably within 72 h of Cited by: Using a definition of postherpetic neuralgia as herpes zoster-associated pain lasting 30 or more days, rates reported are as high as 30 % in individuals younger than 40 years and up to 74 % in.   Nurmikko T. Clinical features and pathophysiologic mechanisms of postherpetic neuralgia. Neurology. Dec. 45(12 Suppl 8):S Oxman MN, Levin MJ, Johnson GR, et al. A vaccine to prevent herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in older adults. N Engl J Med. Jun 2. (22)