Causes of Trigeminal Neuropathy

Trigeminal Neuropathy:

It is the condition in which the Peripheral nerves of the Trigeminal Nerve is affected due to various reasons like Trauma, infection etc and damage to nerve axons is seen which cause the symptoms of Loss of muscle function, loss of sensation, and sometimes Tingling and Burning sensation is seen in the patient suffering from Trigeminal Neuropathy in the areas supplied by the Trigeminal Nerve.

Definitiona and Causes of Trigeminal Neuropathy

What are the Causes of Trigeminal Neuropathy:

Source: http://www.rma.gov.au

  1. having multiple sclerosis at the time of the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy;
  2. having a mass lesion which compresses, displaces or infiltrates the affected trigeminal nerve, at the time of the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  3. having a haematological malignancy or lymphoproliferative disorder from the specified list at the time of the clinical onset of
    trigeminal neuropathy
  4. having a cerebrovascular accident within the four weeks before the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  5. having a dental or surgical procedure involving the affected trigeminal nerve, within the four weeks before the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  6. having a traumatic injury to the affected trigeminal nerve within the four weeks before the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  7. having an inflammatory connective tissue disease from the specified list at the time of the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  8. having a benign osseous lesion which compresses or displaces the affected trigeminal nerve, at the time of the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  9. having a viral, bacterial or protozoal infection from the specified list, at the time of the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  10. having a localised infection from the specified list involving the affected trigeminal nerve, at the time of the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  11. having herpes zoster within the four weeks before the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  12. having a systemic disease from the specified list at the time of the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  13. being treated with a drug from the specified list within the six months before the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  14. inhaling, ingesting or having cutaneous contact with a chemical substance from the specified list, on at least thirty occasions within a continuous period of six months, and the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy occurred within the thirty days following that period
  15.  undergoing a course of therapeutic radiation to the region of the affected trigeminal nerve within the six months before the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  16.  having radiofrequency ablation of the affected trigeminal nerve within the four weeks before the clinical onset of trigeminal neuropathy
  17. having an episode of acute intoxication, from inhaling or ingesting a chemical substance from the specified list, within the thirty days before the clinical worsening of trigeminal neuropathy
  18. undergoing a course of therapeutic radiation to the region of the affected trigeminal nerve within the six months before the clinical worsening of trigeminal neuropathy
  19. having radiofrequency ablation of the affected trigeminal nerve within the four weeks before the clinical worsening of trigeminal neuropathy
  20. inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for trigeminal neuropathy.

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