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Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia Using Narrow Band Ultraviolet B Radiation (UVB)
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a common complication of herpes zoster, frequently unresponsive to most available treatment. The disease is especially difficult to manage in elderly people and has a great impact on the quality of life of patients.
Narrow band ultraviolet B radiation may play a role in the prevention and treatment of PHN.
Present paper describes a case of a 59 year-old female patient, diagnosed with ophthalmic herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia, with positive results using narrow UVB.
Keywords: herpes zoster; postherpetic neuralgia; narrow UVB; complications