Herpes zoster is a skin disease encountered commonly in dermatologic practice. While post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a familiar side effect of this condition, it is not the only neuropathic symptom that can result. Post-herpetic itch (PHI) is less well known, but should be considered when evaluating a patient after an occurrence of zoster. Gabapentin has been successfully used to treat cutaneous pain and pruritus in a variety of conditions. The authors describe a case of PHI successfully treated with a course of gabapentin and propose that this agent be considered for use in patients who present with PHI.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Drugs in Dermatology|
|State||Published - Jan 2011|
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