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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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Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”. Some illnesses can be excruci...