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Pain pp 1251-1254 | Cite as

Post-herpetic Neuralgia

  • Husham Al-ShatherEmail author
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Abstract

Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a complex chronic pain condition that is uncommon before 50 years of age and the incidence rises sharply above 60 years. It affects the trunk (mostly thoracic dermatomes) or the face in a unilateral pattern. This complex condition can be very difficult to manage and life altering for patients. A multimodal approach should be followed to treat individuals affected by PHN.

Keywords

Post-herpetic neuralgia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pain MedicineRoyal Berkshire NHS Foundation TrustReadingUK

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