What is the morbidity of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)?

Updated: Mar 06, 2018
  • Author: W Alvin McElveen, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Answer

See the list below:

  • Postherpetic neuralgia is not fatal.

  • Patients may experience significant pain for a prolonged period of time.

  • Older age appears to be the most significant risk factor for developing PHN.


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