Severe Herpes Zoster Neuralgia in a Pregnant Woman Treated with Acetaminophen

  • Maryam Sadat Sadati Department of Dermatology, Molecular Dermatology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
  • Iman Ahrari Mail Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Herpes Zoster Neuralgia, Acetaminophen, Pregnant, Iran


There is no recommendation for the treatment of herpes zoster neuralgia in pregnancy, as it even sometimes needs administration of strong opioids.Here, we report a pregnant woman with severe zoster neuralgia who responded favorably to acetaminophen. Due to the drug's safe profile and good efficacy, acetaminophen can be used as an alternative for herpetic neuralgia in pregnant women. However, controlled studies are still needed.


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How to Cite
Sadati MS, Ahrari I. Severe Herpes Zoster Neuralgia in a Pregnant Woman Treated with Acetaminophen. Acta Med Iran. 52(3):238-239.