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Neurological Disorders

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Fothergill's Disease

Fothergill's disease is a neuropathic disorder which is characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face, originating from the trigeminal nerve. Where one, two, or all three branches of the nerve may be affected. This pain may be felt in the ear, eye, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, cheeks, teeth, jaw and side of the face where some patients also experience pain in their left index finger. It can be caused by a blood vessel pressing against the nerve, or by demyelination in patients with Multiple sclerosis. Magnetic resonance imaging is the most common test used to help rule out other conditions. In some patients, a vessel is observed pressing against the trigeminal nerve.

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