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postherpetic neuralgia

 

Definition: causalgia and hyperesthesia in the dermatome served by a spinal nerve infected by herpes zoster, persisting after resolution of the skin eruption; typically occurs in middle-aged and old people; may continue for weeks, months, or years.

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