Abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Herpes-zoster (HZ) is a vesicular painful skin rash resulting from the reactivation of vari cella-zoster virus (VZV) in dorsal root ganglia or cranial nerves, which occurs decades after the primary varicella infection. However, even after skin healing, pain may persist for months or even years. This is a complication known as post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). This review aimed at giving an overview of herpes-zoster and PHN clinical history, focusing on pain control. CONTENTS: PHN is cha… Show more
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