Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pain after Herpes Zoster Underlying Cause

Post herpetic neuralgia requires an episode of herpes zoster, or shingles. The cause for the ongoing pain after the episode of shingles is unknown.

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pain after Herpes Zoster References
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