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Interleukin-2: A Potential Treatment Option for Postherpetic Neuralgia?

Jessica Rotty, Lucie Heinzerling, Dirk Schürmann and Norbert Suttorp

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 12, pages e109-e110
Published in print December 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/509639
Interleukin-2: A Potential Treatment Option for Postherpetic Neuralgia?

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Postherpetic neuralgia is a chronic pain syndrome that is often difficult to treat and can lead to a disabling disease if it is resistant to therapy. Presented here is the case of a 46-year-old patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection and chronic, treatment-resistant neuralgia. Postherpetic pain resolved after treatment with 1 cycle of subcutaneous recombinant interleukin-2.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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