Lauren Doctoroff

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Post-herpetic neuralgia

Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) refers to the development of pain in a dermatomal distribution after a varicella zoster infection. Zoster infection reflects latent virus harbored in nerve cells, which reactivates due to a decrease in immunity, most commonly as patients age. Varicella zoster frequently causes pain, but only a subset of patients develop post herpetic neuralgia,…

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