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Postherpetic Neuralgia

Tabitha A. Washington, Khalilah Brown and Gilbert Fanciullo

in Pain

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199827602
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322909 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199827602.003.0003

Series: What Do I Do Now

Postherpetic Neuralgia

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Post-herpetic neuralgia is a devastating and painful consequence of shingles (herpes zoster) and is most common in the elderly and the immunocompromised. Medications are the mainstay of treatment, however caution should be used in the elderly secondary to side effects.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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