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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 303--304

Diphenyihydantion in Post - Hepretic Neuralgia

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Thirty-patients, all above 50 years of age with herpes zoster were treated with diphenylhydantoin, 100 mg twice daily for 10 days. The incidence of post - herpetic neuralgia was compared with that of post - herpetic neuralgia in another group of 30 patients treated with conventional analgesics, antacids, antihistamines and antibiotics. In the study group, only'20% of the patients developed neuralgia as against 80% in the control group.


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