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2020 Sep 11

Pain Ther

Predicting Postherpetic Neuralgia in Patients with Herpes Zoster by Machine Learning: A Retrospective Study.


Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a neuropathic pain secondary to shingles. Studies have shown that early pain intervention can reduce the incidence or intensity of PHN. The aim of this study was to predict whether a patient with acute herpetic neuralgia will develop PHN and to help clinicians make better decisions.