What are the 3 phases of herpes zoster (shingles)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The clinical manifestations of can be divided into the following three phases:

  • Preeruptive phase (preherpetic neuralgia)

  • Acute eruptive phase

  • Chronic phase (PHN)


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