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January 27, 2023

An Bras Dermatol


Serum interleukin-6 levels are increased in post-herpetic neuralgia: a single-center retrospective study.


Lin D, Zhong C, Jiang Q, Huang A, Liu Y
An Bras Dermatol. 2023 Jan 18.
PMID: 36669977.


Studies have shown that the overall incidence rate of herpeszoster (HZ) in China is 6.64 cases per 1000 people, despite such harms brought by postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the mechanism of the disease remains unclear in China. Currently, effective biomarkers to predict PHN remain unavailable, which makes it difficult to prevent and successfully treat PHN.