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dc.contributor.authorGazewood, John D.eng
dc.contributor.authorMeadows, Susan E.eng
dc.date.issued2003-06eng
dc.description.abstractPostherpetic neuralgia occurs rarely among patients aged <50 years with herpes zoster. The incidence, duration, and severity of post-herpetic neuralgia increases with age, but older patients usually have only mild pain. Most cases resolve spontaneously within 3 months. Even in the highest-risk group, people aged >70 years, 25% had some pain at 3 months, but only 10% had pain at 1 year, and none had severe pain. Only a few patients have pain that persists for years (strength of recommendation: A, based on a well-done prospective cohort study).eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/2982eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2003 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectherpes zostereng
dc.subjectspontaneous resolutioneng
dc.subjectpersistent paineng
dc.subject.lcshShingles (Disease)eng
dc.subject.meshNeuralgia, Postherpeticeng
dc.subject.meshHerpes Zostereng
dc.titleWhat is the prognosis of postherpetic neuralgia?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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