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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-66

Trigeminal neuralgia in an HIV patient


1 EKO CT & MRI Scan Centre, Medical College and Hospitals Campus, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Neurology, Medical College and Hospitals, Kolkata, India
3 School of Tropical Medicines, Kolkata, India

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Mohammad A Hashmi
EKO CT & MRI Scan Centre, Medical College and Hospitals Campus, Kolkata
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.59254

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Trigeminal neuralgia is a painful condition affecting face. Its commonest cause is the tortuous vessels in prepontine cistern. There are other causes also, like brainstem lesions and mass lesions, as well as inflammatory causes. We present a case of an HIV patient with marked involvement of trigeminal nerves, which is a unique finding in immunocompromised patients.


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