Herpes zoster (shingles) and postherpetic neuralgia.

Abstract

Herpes zoster (HZ), commonly called shingles, is a distinctive syndrome caused by reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV). This reactivation occurs when immunity to VZV declines because of aging or immunosuppression. Herpes zoster can occur at any age but most commonly affects the elderly population. Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), defined as pain… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0025-6196(11)61146-4

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