dr n. med. Magdalena Boczarska-Jedynak
Key words: zoster, postherpetic neuralgia, neuropathic pain, botulinum toxin
Postherpetic pain is one of the most difficult to treat. It is a real challenge for the doctor and a source of much suffering for patients for many years. Postherpetic neuralgia is a neuropathic pain in it’s nature and common painkillers are not effective. The article presents the therapeutic possibilities in acute pain in the course of herpes zoster as well as postherpetic neuralgia, with particular emphasis on botulinum toxin therapy (off label). The author also discusses a clinical case of a patient with persistent postherpetic neuralgia.