What POSTHERPETIC NEURALGIA means: Postherpetic Neuralgia - (PHN) is a painful condition caused by the varicella zoster virus in a dermatomal distribution (the area governed by a particular sensory nerve) after an attack of herpes zoster (HZ) (commonly known as shingles), usually manifesting after the vesicles have crusted over and begun to heal.
- Definition Paroxysmal Choreoathetosis:
- Dictionary Choreoathetosis - is a movement disorder characterized by episodes or attacks of involuntary movements of the limbs, trunk, and facial muscles. The disorder may occur in several members of a family postherpetic neuralgia.
- Definition Paroxysmal Hemicrania:
- Dictionary Hemicrania - is a rare form of headache that usually begins in adulthood. Patients experience severe throbbing, claw-like, or boring pain usually on one side of the face; in, around, or behind the postherpetic neuralgia.
- Definition Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy:
- Dictionary Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy - (PML) is caused by the reactivation of a common virus in the central nervous system of immune-compromised individuals. Polyomavirus JC (often called JC virus) is postherpetic neuralgia.
- Definition Parkinson'S Disease:
- Dictionary Disease - (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. The four primary symptoms of PD are tremor, or postherpetic neuralgia.