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How do patients describe zoster?

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Almost all patients experience more than a rash.

  • Even though zoster generally presents as a rash, typically patients also experience pain.1
  • Pain can occur daily and be potentially severe2.

In a 2004 study designed to describe the acute pain of zoster and assess its impact on patients (n=110)2:

  • 96% of patients in this study experienced acute pain.
  • 45% reported that they experienced pain every day.
  • 42% reported that their worst zoster-associated pain was “horrible” or “excruciating.”
1
Schmader Kenneth E, Dworkin Robert H. Natural History and Treatment of Herpes Zoster. The Journal of Pain 2008;9(1):3–9. Doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2007.10.002.
2
Katz J, Cooper EM, Walther RR, Sweeney EW, Dworkin RH. Acute Pain in Herpes Zoster and Its Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2004;39(3):342–8. Doi: 10.1086/421942.