Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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

Trigeminal neuralgia in an HIV patient


Mohammad A Hashmi1, Gautam Guha2, Bibhuti Saha3 
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

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad A Hashmi
EKO CT & MRI Scan Centre, Medical College and Hospitals Campus, Kolkata
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Hashmi MA, Guha G, Saha B. Trigeminal neuralgia in an HIV patient.J Global Infect Dis 2010;2:65-66


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Hashmi MA, Guha G, Saha B. Trigeminal neuralgia in an HIV patient. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Dec 4 ];2:65-66
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