A study of shingles and the development of postherpetic neuralgia in East London.

@article{Scott2003ASO,
  title={A study of shingles and the development of postherpetic neuralgia in East London.},
  author={Fiona T Scott and Mary E Leedham-Green and Winsome Y Barrett-Muir and Khidir Masum Hawrami and William Joseph Gallagher and RobertG. Johnson and Judith Breuer},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={70 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S24-30
        }
}
The incidence of post-herpetic neuralgia following shingles and the factors that are known to predict it were examined in a prospective observational community study of patients with acute shingles presenting to their family doctors. The detection of viral DNA in the blood at presentation as a prognostic indicator for pain was also evaluated. Patients were followed for one year and the persistence of pain following rash assessed. Among 165 patients who had completed 6 months, and 139 one-year… CONTINUE READING
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