Burden of herpes zoster-associated chronic pain in Italian patients aged 50 years and over (2009–2010): a GP-based prospective cohort study


BACKGROUND Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common complication in herpes zoster (HZ) patients. METHODS We performed a longitudinal, prospective study in 108 general practices throughout Italy to assess how many immunocompetent patients aged ≥50 years with newly diagnosed HZ develop HZ-associated pain, its duration and management over 6-months… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-014-0637-6


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