How is neuropathic flank pain associated with herpes zoster (shingles) diagnosed?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Diagnosis is usually straightforward when the dermatologic signs are present and is supported by abrupt exacerbation of the pain with light skin contact. If diagnosed early, treatment may help accelerate resolution of the episode and reduce the likelihood of prolonged discomfort. See Herpes Zoster for more information on this topic.


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