Herpes Zoster; Post-herpetic Neuralgia
Herpes zoster, colloquially known as shingles, is the reactivation of varicella zoster virus, leading to a crop of painful blisters over the area of a dermatome. It occurs very rarely in children and adults, but its incidence is high in the elderly (over 60), as well as in any age group of immunocompromised patients. It strikes 500,000 people per year in the United States. Treatment is generally with acyclovir. Many develop a painful condition termed postherpetic neuralgia.
Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) that inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine. It is used to treat [depression], but not considered a first line treatment since the introduction of SSRI antidepressants.
Shingles as related to Desipramine
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- Shingles - In-Depth Report - NY Times Health
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Desipramine (Pertofrane, Norpramin) Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. It was derived from imipramine and has been in use since 1964. Although many other ...