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???The independent contributions of these risk factors to the prediction of PHN suggest that they reflect different mechanisms that each contribute to the development of PHN,??? concludes Dworkin. ???In future research, it will be important to examine whether additional risk factors, such as sensory thresholds or psychological distress, and various methods of weighting risk factors can increase the accuracy of this prediction. Such research will not only inform efforts to prevent PHN and identify which patients may have the greatest need for preventive efforts, but will also increase our knowledge of the pathogenesis of PHN.???

Also, the increased risk of PHN in women, in addition to their life expectancy-associated increased prevalence of shingles, may have major implications for women??s public health. Additional research is therefore necessary to confirm whether women have an increased risk of PHN and to determine the biological or psychosocial factors that account for and might mitigate this gender difference.

Data collection and analyses for this study were sponsored by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals.

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