Fast Five Quiz: Herpes Zoster Postherpetic Neuralgia

Jason F. Okulicz, MD


June 01, 2020

A study from Iceland revealed that there were no patients younger than 50 years who described severe pain from PHN. In patients with PHN older than 60 years, 6% described their pain as severe at 1 month after shingles onset and 4% noted severe pain at 3 months after shingles onset. Older age is the most significant risk factor for developing PHN. Approximately 60% of 60-year-old patients with shingles and 75% of 70-year-old patients with shingles develop PHN.

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