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 (sensory changes over involved dermatome prior to rash)
Boring “knife-like” pain
Constitutional symptoms (e.g., fatigue, mala...
Treat to control symptoms and prevent complications.
Antiviral therapy decreases viral replication, lessens inflammation, nerve damage, and reduces the severity and duration o...
Chen N, Li Q, Zhang Y, et al. Vaccination for preventing postherpetic neuralgia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;(3):CD007795. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
Langan SM, Smeet...
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...
Begin antiviral therapy within 72 hours of the onset of rash to be most effective.
Patients with active herpes zoster can transmit clinically active disease (chickenpox) to susceptible ...
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