Lauren Doctoroff, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Lauren Doctoroff

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Post-herpetic neuralgia

book011Clinical Decision Support: Hospital Medicine – 2nd EditionDoctoroffLaurenDecision Support in MedicineCopyright © 2017, 2013 Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. All rights reserved.2017, 2013Decision Support in Medicine, LLC.Post-herpetic neuralgiaPost-Herpetic NeuralgiaI. What every physician needs to know. Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) refers to the development of pain in a dermatomal distribution after a varicella zoster infection. Zoster infection…

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,…