Ewha Med J.  2018 Oct;41(4):82-85. 10.12771/emj.2018.41.4.82.

Postherpetic Neuralgia Aggravated by Upper Complete Denture

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea. gangoaogi@naver.com

Abstract

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a chronic and refractory pain disease. It requires longterm treatment and follow-up. Comorbid diseases can change or aggravate the pain condition and responsiveness of patients to PHN treatment. In such cases, the cause of pain should be identified through proper testing, and appropriate treatment should be administered. Herein, we report the case of a 67-year-old man with PHN in the maxillary nerve. As the pain was being controlled with medication and infraorbital nerve block, the patient experienced deterioration of pain caused by a newly worn upper complete denture. The patient's pain was relieved following correction of the upper complete denture.

Keyword

Denture, complete; Neuralgia, postherpetic; Trigeminal nerve

MeSH Terms

Aged
Denture, Complete*
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Maxillary Nerve
Nerve Block
Neuralgia, Postherpetic*
Pain, Intractable
Trigeminal Nerve
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