MÆDICA - a Journal of Clinical Medicine | Vol. 10, nr. 3, 2015
ISSN 1841-9038  |  e-ISSN 2069-6116
ISSN-L 1841-9038


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Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia Using Narrow Band Ultraviolet B Radiation (UVB)

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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

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