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Evaluacion de la temperatura facial y ocular en neuralgia postherpetica oftalmica (Evaluation of facial and ocular temperature in ophthalmic postherpetic neuralgia)

Torradeflot, Genis C., Nurmikko, Turo, Morgan, Philip B., Efron, Nathan, & Tullo, Andrew B. (2001) Evaluacion de la temperatura facial y ocular en neuralgia postherpetica oftalmica (Evaluation of facial and ocular temperature in ophthalmic postherpetic neuralgia). Ver Y Oir, September, pp. 491-498.

Abstract

The reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus may lead to a chronic stage of neuralgic pain. A study was developed to investigate the neuropathology of the condition. The temperature of the ocular surface was measured following a non-invasive procedure. A negative thermal gradient was encountered, being the affected eye much colder than the contralateral eye. It is understood that the temperature of any area of the body is regulated by the state of its vascular supply and, in turn, vasoconstriction is sympathetically mediated. Thus, lower temperatures may arise from a sympathetic hyperactivity or from a supersensitivity of sympathetic receptors. Alternative hypotheses are also explored.

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ID Code: 11507
Item Type: Journal Article
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ISSN: 0212-4394
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 2001 Puntex
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:57

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