Postherpetic neuralgia and its treatment: a retrospective survey of 191 patients.

  • David Bowsher
  • Published 1996 in Journal of pain and symptom management


One hundred and ninety-one patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in whom treatment was begun 3 or more months after acute herpes zoster (HZ) were retrospectively considered. Relieved (> or = 75% fall in visual analogue score for worst pain within last 24 hr) and unrelieved groups were subdivided into those who had and those who had not received… (More)