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Familial occipital and nervus intermedius neuralgia in a Swiss family


Riederer, F; Sándor, P S; Linnebank, M; Ettlin, D A (2010). Familial occipital and nervus intermedius neuralgia in a Swiss family. Journal of Headache and Pain, 11(4):335-338.

Abstract

Familial trigeminal neuralgia has been reported in 1-2% of cases consistent with an autosomal dominant inheritance. We present a Swiss family with several members suffering from occipital and nervus intermedius neuralgia alone or in combination. We suggest that peripheral sensory anastomoses or central convergence of afferent pathways could explain neuralgia affecting two cranial nerves. The pedigree has two main characteristics: (1) affected individuals in two generations and (2) in the first generation the father is affected, in the second generation all women are affected, and none of the men. This is suggestive of an X-linked dominant or an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance.

Abstract

Familial trigeminal neuralgia has been reported in 1-2% of cases consistent with an autosomal dominant inheritance. We present a Swiss family with several members suffering from occipital and nervus intermedius neuralgia alone or in combination. We suggest that peripheral sensory anastomoses or central convergence of afferent pathways could explain neuralgia affecting two cranial nerves. The pedigree has two main characteristics: (1) affected individuals in two generations and (2) in the first generation the father is affected, in the second generation all women are affected, and none of the men. This is suggestive of an X-linked dominant or an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:15 Jul 2010 14:37
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:11
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1129-2369
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-010-0207-2
PubMed ID:20349261

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