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What are symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)?

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In PHN, pain is intense and may be described as burning, stabbing, or gnawing. Affected areas of the body may be hypersensitive or may have decreased sensation. In addition, areas previously affected by shingles may show evidence of scarring.

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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