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Ocular and skin temperature in ophthalmic postherpetic neuralgia

Cardona, Genis, Morgan, Philip B., Efron, Nathan, & Tullo, Andrew B. (1996) Ocular and skin temperature in ophthalmic postherpetic neuralgia. The Pain Clinic, 9(2), pp. 145-150.

Abstract

Non-contact infra-red thermography was employed to measure the temperature of the eye and facial skin of a group of 12 patients with postherpetic neuralgia 5 months or more after the onset of ophthalmic shingles. The results indicate that the ocular surface on the affected side was significantly colder than its fellow (mean difference in temperature 1.08 ± 0.83oC). Skin temperature was not significantly different between the two sides. Several mechanisms may be involved in this process, including ocular ischaemia and sympathetic nervous system upregulation.

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ID Code: 10977
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Publisher is Maney Publishing since 2007 : previously Brill Academic Publishers
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Keywords: Herpes zoster, infra, red, postherpetic neuralgia, sympathetic nervous system
ISSN: 0169-1112
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 Maney Publishing
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:57

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