Adjuvant topical therapy with a cannabinoid receptor agonist in facial postherpetic neuralgia

@article{Phan2010AdjuvantTT,
  title={Adjuvant topical therapy with a cannabinoid receptor agonist in facial postherpetic neuralgia},
  author={N. Q. Phan and D. Siepmann and Ingrid Gralow and S. St{\"a}nder},
  journal={JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft},
  year={2010},
  volume={8}
}
Background: Postherpetic neuralgia is a frequent adverse event in herpes zoster patients and difficult to treat. Conventional analgetic therapy often fails to reduce the burning pain transmitted by unmyelinated nerve fibers. These nerves express cannabinoid receptors which exert a role in modulation of nociceptive symptoms. Therefore, topical therapy with cannabinoid receptor agonist seems likely to suppress local burning pain. 
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