How does the prevalence of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) vary by age?

Updated: Mar 06, 2018
  • Author: W Alvin McElveen, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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The association between greater age and PHN is strong. [3] At age 60 years, approximately 60% of patients with shingles develop PHN, and at age 70 years, 75% develop PHN.


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