[Herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia].

  title={[Herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia].},
  author={Kanako Hashizume},
  journal={Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine},
  volume={59 9},
Pain associated with herpes zoster arise from the virul neuritis of the suffered trigeminal or spinal dorsal ganglion. Prolonged neuritis makes an irreversible nerve injury and continuous pain impulse develops a central sensitization. A post-herpetic neuralgia is thought to be a neuropathic pain due to the irreversible nerve injury and sensitization. It is important to treat herpetic pain completely before the development of the post-herpetic neuralgia, because there are few effective therapies… CONTINUE READING


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