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Why patients with shingles feel pain

08:14 EDT 24 Aug 2017 | Science Daily

The immune mechanisms triggered by shingles when it is reactivated, changing the way that sensory neurons work and resulting in herpetic neuralgia, are described by researchers in a new article. The authors say that their discoveries lay a foundation for novel treatments not only to combat acute pain but also to prevent it from becoming chronic, a condition known as post-herpetic neuralgia.

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