oa South African Family Practice - Postherpetic neuralgia in everyday practice : CPD article
|Article Title||Postherpetic neuralgia in everyday practice : CPD article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||487 - 490|
|Keyword(s)||Herpes zoster, Pain, Postherpetic neuralgia and Shingles|
Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication following 10% of herpes zoster infections. It is a complex pain syndrome, thought to be driven by peripheral factors and central nervous system sensitisation. Herpes zoster is common in South Africa. It is important to identify high-risk patients and intervene early to reduce the likelihood and severity of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). This review discusses a stepwise approach to the treatment of PHN in primary care.
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