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2024 Jan 23

Curr Pain Headache Rep


Trigeminal Postherpetic Neuralgia: From Pathophysiology to Treatment.


Niemeyer CS, Harlander-Locke M, Bubak AN, Rzasa-Lynn R, Birlea M


Trigeminal postherpetic neuralgia (TG-PHN) is a neuropathic pain condition complicating herpes zoster (HZ) attributed to the trigeminal nerve. It poses significant challenges due to its persistent and debilitating nature. This review explores the clinical characteristics of TG-PHN, analyzes its pathophysiological underpinnings, and addresses existent and potential therapies.