• Corpus ID: 8067243

Postherpetic neuralgia.

  title={Postherpetic neuralgia.},
  author={David W. Wareham},
  journal={BMJ clinical evidence},
  • D. Wareham
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • BMJ clinical evidence
INTRODUCTION The main risk factor for postherpetic neuralgia is increasing age; it is uncommon in people under 50 years, but develops in 20% of people aged 60-65 years who have had acute herpes zoster, and in more than 30% of those people aged over 80 years. Up to 2% of people with acute herpes zoster may continue to have postherpetic pain for 5 years or more. METHODS AND OUTCOMES We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical questions: What are the effects of…