What is the morbidity of herpes zoster (shingles)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Morbidity usually is confined to pain within the affected dermatome, which can range in intensity from uncomfortable to debilitating. PHN can persist well beyond the duration of active disease, though most cases eventually resolve.


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