PHN


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PHN

PHN

Postherpetic neuralgia, see there.

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)

The term used to describe the pain after the rash associated with herpes zoster is gone.
Mentioned in: Shingles

PHN

Abbreviation for public health nurse.
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This case report describes clinical presentation of PHN developed in an 80-year-old female patient with localized refractory neuropathic pain predominated by allodynia' for which TLP represented an alternative with benefits outweighing the risks.
While it doesn't always prevent the shingles, it reduces the severity and may prevent PHN.
Recent research has revealed that Ca [sup]2+ metabolic disorder in critical PHN patients has a close connection with the attack and the severity and prognosis of this disease.
The percentage of adults who said they delayed seeing a GP due to cost varied from 2% in Central and Eastern Sydney to 9% in Murray PHN area.
ETIOPATHOGENESIS: PHN is the most frequent complication of herpes zoster, which is the most common neurological illness.
The number of incident cases of PHN in the 7MM will increase by 20.
Some people with PHN cannot tolerate the slightest touch (even from clothing) on their skin.
In Ireland, the role of the public health nurse (PHN) is guided by the Department of Health and Children (DoHC, 2000) Circular 41, which states that the PHN provides antenatal and postnatal care to mothers, preschool child health, child protection, family support, home and community clinical nursing, care of the older person, care of vulnerable groups, and nursing care of intellectually and physically disabled persons.
Webinar presenters were: Sue Ashton, RN, PHN, Winnebago County Health Dept.
The ramification of the changes was the gradual erosion of the PHN role, together with loss of a national identity, role clarity, career pathways and support networks (Hansen et al, 2007; Shaw, 1991).