KEGG   DISEASE: Postherpetic neuralgia
Entry
H01624                      Disease                                

Name
Postherpetic neuralgia
Description
Herpes zoster (HZ) presents as a rash of 2-3 weeks duration in immunocompetent patients that is accompanied by moderate or severe pain. In some patients, pain does not resolve when the rash heals but continues for weeks and, sometimes, for months or years; this phenomenon is known as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). PHN is the most troublesome side effect associated with HZ.
Category
Infectious disease
Brite
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
 Viral infections
  Infections caused by dsDNA viruses
   H01624  Postherpetic neuralgia
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
 01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
  Viral infections characterised by skin or mucous membrane lesions
   Varicella zoster virus infections
    1E91  Zoster
     H01624  Postherpetic neuralgia
Pathogen
Human herpesvirus 3 [GN:T40078]
Drug
Gabapentin [DR:D00332]
Gabapentin enacarbil [DR:D09539]
Pregabalin [DR:D02716]
Comment
See also H00366 Herpes zoster.
Other DBs
ICD-11: 1E91.5
ICD-10: B02.2 G53.0
MeSH: D051474
Reference
  Authors
Jeon YH
  Title
Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: Practical Consideration for Prevention and Treatment.
  Journal
Korean J Pain 28:177-84 (2015)
DOI:10.3344/kjp.2015.28.3.177
Reference
  Authors
Dworkin RH, Schmader KE
  Title
Treatment and prevention of postherpetic neuralgia.
  Journal
Clin Infect Dis 36:877-82 (2003)
DOI:10.1086/368196
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