DISEASES

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Human genes for trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia [DOID:12098]

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), tic douloureux (also known as prosopalgia, the Suicide Disease or Fothergill's disease) is a neuropathic disorder characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face, originating from the trigeminal nerve. It has been described as among the most painful conditions known. It is estimated that 1 in 15,000 people suffer from TN, although the actual figure may be significantly higher due to frequent misdiagnosis. In a majority of cases, TN symptoms begin appearing after the age of 50, although there have been cases with patients being as young as three years of age. It is more common in females than males.

Synonyms:  trigeminal neuralgia,  DOID:12098,  Trifacial neuralgia,  Trigeminal neuralgia (disorder),  Trigeminal neuralgia NOS (disorder) ...