Syncope and Seizure-Like Activity Secondary to Acute Herpes Zoster Infection of the Trigeminal Nerve

L. Bonamico, P. Celnik

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Abstract

Syncope may occur with glossopharyngeal neuralgia. We describe a patient with acute herpetic infection of the first branch of the trigeminal nerve associated with episodes of shooting pain, cardiac arrest and tonic-clonic movements. Resemblances with the so-called “cardiovascular” form of glossopharyngeal neuralgia, as well as putative mechanisms of the syncope, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-242
Number of pages2
JournalCephalalgia
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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