Post-herpetic neuralgia: post-mortem analysis of a case.

Abstract

The morphological and biochemical substrates of the severe pain in post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) are unclear. This report is an autopsy study of a 67-year-old male with severe PHN during the last 5 years of his life over the right T7-8 dermatomes. The dorsal horn of the thoracic spinal cord of the affected side was atrophic from T4 to T8, with loss of both… (More)

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