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Trigeminal neuralgia in multiple sclerosis.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurology
0028-3878
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - American Academy of Neurology
Publication Date
Volume
45
Issue
7
Pages
1294–1296
Identifiers
PMID: 7617185
Source
Medline

Abstract

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) occurred in 35 patients (1.9%) from a large multiple sclerosis (MS) clinic population (N = 1,882). TN began on average 11.8 years after the first MS symptom but in five patients was the first symptom of MS, preceding the next MS symptom by 1 to 11 years. The onset of MS was later in the patients who had TN, and bilateral TN occurred more frequently than expected (in 14% of TN patients). The age at onset of TN was no younger than in idiopathic TN except when TN was the first MS symptom. Most patients had a good result from medical or surgical therapy.

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