Fast Five Quiz: Herpes Zoster Postherpetic Neuralgia

Jason F. Okulicz, MD


June 01, 2020

Figure 1. Herpes zoster rash.

Pain that continues for at least 3 months after the resolution of a shingles eruption is defined as PHN. The acute herpes zoster eruption itself is painful and appears in a dermatomal distribution. The lasting PHN pain is intense and has been described as burning, stabbing, or gnawing.

Learn more about the presentation of PHN.


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