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Review Papers | Dental Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
Recent Concept, Patho - Physiology, Diagnosis and Comprehensive Management of Post Herpetic Neuralgia in Day to Day Practice of Stomatology: A Review Article
Lt Col (Dr) I Mukhopadhyaya (Retd) | Dr Vaibhava Raaj | Dr Camelia Saha | Dr Sakshi Raina | Dr Khushboo  | Dr Romshi Raina
Abstract: Post herpetic neuralgia, a chronic neuropathic pain disorders that may occur in the region of Herpetic rashes (HZ), persisting even after the complete remission of skin or oral mucosal lesions. Though there is a huge advancement in diagnostics and current therapeutic avenues, still many patients remain susceptible to physical, psychological & economical distress. Moreover, in orofacial region specially, patients present various overlapping pain as if they are of odontogenic in nature. Patient may experience various types of pains, ranging from hyperalgesia (painful stimuli experienced more painful than expected), allodynia (pain associated with typical nonpainful stimuli) etc. Through history of present and past illness of patient, careful examination and complete utilization of all modern diagnostic facilities not only help the treating surgeon to identify and eradicate the primary cause, but also help us to begin early treatment of the neuralgic pain, thereby increase in satisfaction as well as confidence of patients to many folds.
Keywords: Neuralgia, Herpes Zoster, Hyperalgesia, Allodynia
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 1669 - 1673