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Neuralgia, Postherpetic MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Neuralgia, Postherpetic
Tree Number(s)
C10.668.829.600.550
C23.888.592.612.664.550
Unique ID
D051474
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D051474
Scope Note
Pain in nerves, frequently involving facial SKIN, resulting from the activation the latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). The two forms of the condition preceding the pain are HERPES ZOSTER OTICUS; and HERPES ZOSTER OPHTHALMICUS. Following the healing of the rashes and blisters, the pain sometimes persists.
Entry Term(s)
Postherpetic Neuralgia
NLM Classification #
WC 575
Previous Indexing
Herpes Zoster (1968-2005)
Neuralgia (1968-2005)
See Also
Herpes Zoster
Public MeSH Note
2006
History Note
2006
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
2005/06/30
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Neuralgia, Postherpetic Preferred
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