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Postherpetic Neuralgia — A Consequence of Viral Infection

Postherpetic neuralgia is a painful condition that occurs after the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus, which is most often associated with herpes zoster (i.e., shingles), but is also the cause of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The resolution of either of these situations can result in the neuralgia.

Trigeminal neuralgia. Illustration by BruceBlaus, Wikimedia Commons. CC SA-4.0 license

Viral infection and latency

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