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Postherpetisk nevralgi

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Definisjon:
Persisterende eller nyoppstått smerte mer enn 3 måneder etter debut av akutt herpes zoster infeksjon
Forekomst:
Tilstanden opptrer hos ca. 10% av dem som har gjennomgått herpes zoster
Symptomer:
Ofte en vedvarende, brennende smerte som følger utbredelsen av den opprinnelige infeksjonen
Funn:
Det er som regel ingen kliniske funn når utslettet har gått tilbake
Diagnostikk:
Ingen tilleggsundersøkelser er av verdi
Behandling:
Avhenger av intensiteten av plagene: smertestillende, lokalt capsaicin, antidepressiva, antiepileptika
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  • Dr. Stephan Schüler, avdelingsoverlege Nevrologisk avdeling, Sykehuset Namsos
  • Terje Johannessen, professor i allmennmedisin, Trondheim