Is peptic ulcer disease a risk factor of postherpetic neuralgia in patients with herpes zoster?


Postherpetic neuralgia is the most common complication of herpes zoster which is caused by a reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus. The pathogenesis of postherpetic neuralgia may involve peripheral and central mechanisms. Reported risk factors for postherpetic neuralgia include female gender, old age, diminished cell-mediated immunity and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2013.09.007

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