Fast Five Quiz: Herpes Zoster Postherpetic Neuralgia

Jason F. Okulicz, MD

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June 01, 2020

Human herpesvirus 3, also known as the varicella-zoster virus, can cause herpes zoster, a viral infection that usually occurs in childhood as chickenpox. After the acute phase of the infection, the virus can remain dormant for many years within the sensory nervous system. A compromised immune state or advanced age may cause the virus to reactivate, leading to an eruption of shingles, which appears as an acute rash. Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the name of the pain that persists even after the shingles rash subsides.

How much do you know about the presentation, workup, and treatment of PHN? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.

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