Corticosteroid treatment in the prevention of postherpetic neuralgia

A. Srebrnik, R. Brandsen, S. Brenner

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Abstract

The effect of corticosteroid treatment in the prevention of postherpetic neuralgia was evaluated in a 5-year retrospective study on 28 patients who had been given steroid treatment and 20 patients who were given non-steroid therapies. Tbere was no statistically significant difference in the occurrence of postherpetic neuralgia between the two groups. Steroids did not shorten the duration of pain in the group that did not develop postherpetic neuralgia. Based on these results we do not recommend the use of corticosteroid treatment in the prevention of postherpetic neuralgia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatological Treatment
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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