Predictors of postherpetic neuralgia among patients with herpes zoster: a prospective study.

@article{Drolet2010PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of postherpetic neuralgia among patients with herpes zoster: a prospective study.},
  author={M{\'e}lanie Drolet and Marc Brisson and Kenneth E. Schmader and Myron J. Levin and Robert Wood Johnson and Michael N. Oxman and David Patrick and St{\'e}phanie Camden and James A. Mansi},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 11},
  pages={1211-21}
}
UNLABELLED Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common complication of herpes zoster (HZ). The main objectives of this study were to: 1) estimate the severity and duration of PHN; and 2) identify the predictors of PHN. From October, 2005 to July, 2006, 261 outpatients with HZ, aged ≥ 50, were recruited within 14 days of rash onset during the routine… CONTINUE READING