Beperkte mogelijkheden voor evidence-based behandeling en preventie van postherpetische pijn

Translated title of the contribution: Limited possibilities for the evidence-based treatment and prevention of postherpetic neuralgia

W. W.A. Zuurmond*, R. S.G.M. Perez

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Postherpetic neuralgia is a disorder that occurs frequently in the elderly. As the effect of the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia is often disappointing, studies have focussed on the prevention of this complaint. A commonly used preventive intervention is the administration of a single epidural injection of a local anaesthetic and a corticosteroid, combined with oral antiviral agents and analgesics. In a large, multicentre, randomised controlled trial, the investigators found that the single injection of a corticosteroid and a local anaesthetic had no added value in the prevention of long-term postherpetic neuralgia.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)2633-2636
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2006

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