postherpetic neuralgia

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pain in a nerve or along the course of one or more nerves, usually consisting of a sharp, spasmlike pain that may recur at intervals. It is caused by inflammation of or injury to a nerve or group of nerves. Inflammation of a nerve, or neuritis, may affect different parts of the body, depending upon the location of the nerve. Two common types of neuralgia are that of the trigeminal nerve (see tic douloureux) and that of the sciatic nerve (see sciatica). adj., adj neural´gic.
neuralgia facia´lis ve´ra Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Fothergill's neuralgia tic douloureux (trigeminal neuralgia).
geniculate neuralgia Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
glossopharyngeal neuralgia that affecting the petrosal and jugular ganglion of the glossopharyngeal nerve, marked by severe paroxysmal pain originating on the side of the throat and extending to the ear.
Hunt's neuralgia Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
idiopathic neuralgia neuralgia of unknown etiology, not accompanied by any structural change.
intercostal neuralgia neuralgia of the intercostal nerves, causing pain in the side.
mammary neuralgia neuralgic pain in the breast.
Morton's neuralgia tenderness or pain in the metatarsal area of the foot and in the third and fourth toes caused by pressure on a neuroma of the branch of the medial plantar nerve supplying these toes. The neuroma is produced by chronic compression of the nerve between the metatarsal heads. Called also Morton's foot or toe.
The pain of Morton's neuralgia is frequently made worse with prolonged standing or walking. From Waldman, 2002.
nasociliary neuralgia pain in the eyes, brow, and root of the nose.
postherpetic neuralgia persistent burning pain and tingling along the distribution of a cutaneous nerve following an attack of herpes zoster.
trifacial neuralgia (trigeminal neuralgia) tic douloureux.

postherpetic neuralgia (PHN),

causalgia and hyperesthesia in the dermatome served by a spinal nerve infected by herpes zoster, persisting after resolution of the skin eruption; typically occurs in middle-aged and old people; may continue for weeks, months, or years.

postherpetic neuralgia

Shingles Neurology A painful, residuum of nerve injury post-shingles/herpes zoster, due to a reactivation of HZV. See Lidoderm®.

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)

Persistent pain that occurs as a complication of a herpes zoster infection. Although the pain can be treated, the response is variable.
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11] reported that age, diabetes and cancer history were some of the factors associated with herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia.
Treatment protocol for patient with postherpetic neuralgia Year Treatment 2010 2011 TCAs Amitriptyline Amitriptyline Opioids Tramadol Tramadol Antiepileptic Gabapentin Gabapentin drugs Topical TLP TLP analgesics Paracetamol NSAIDs None None VAS 7-8 5-8 Side effects Constipation; Pruritus, psychomotor drift on the fly; restlessness; alopecia; insomnia dry mouth Interventional None None options Allodynia Pain like Strong burning sensation electrical shock at affected area appeared at noon; at noon and lasted till numbness along 4.
The report reviews key players involved in the therapeutics development for Postherpetic Neuralgia and enlists all their major and minor projects
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The older a person gets, the more they are at risk for postherpetic neuralgia.
Preventing shingles would also eliminate its most common complication, a condition known as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), characterized by persistent or recurring pain in shingles-affected areas even after the acute rash subsides.
Rice ASC, Maton S, Postherpetic Neuralgia Study Group.
Anticonvulsants have an important role for pain that is neuropathic in origin: diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, or trigeminal neuralgia.
Q I HAVE postherpetic neuralgia after a bout of shingles.
Vaccination also cut by two-thirds the number of people who developed postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles in which pain lingers after the rash heals.