Results from reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus (human herpesvirus type 3) infection
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is defined as pain persisting at least 1 month after rash ...
Prodromal phase (sensations over involved dermatome prior to rash)
Boring “knifelike” pain
Constitutional symptoms (e.g., fatigue, malaise, heada...
Treatment is directed to control symptoms and prevent complications.
Antiviral therapy decreases viral replication, lessens inflammation and nerve damage, and reduces the seve...
Bell Palsy; Chickenpox (Varicella Zoster); Herpes Eye Infections; Herpes Simplex
Algorithm: Genital Ulcers
B02.9 Zoster without complications
B02.29 Other postherpetic nervous system involvement
053.9 Herpes zoster without mention of complication
053.10 Herpes zoster with unspecified nervous sy...
Zoster vaccine is recommended for patients ≥60 years of age and is approved for patients >50 years.
Patients with herpes zoster should begin antiviral therapy within 72 hours of the ...
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