Trigeminal neuralgia is a well recognized clinical entity. However, it has not been reported to mimic leprosy or vice versa. Of the 3 cases reported here, 2 initially presented with neuralgic symptoms similar to that seen in trigeminal neuralgia and later developed borderline lesions on the face. The 3rd case demonstrated a tingling sensation along with… (More)
OBJECTIVES Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neuro-degenerative disease of unknown etiology which results in destruction of myelin. A variety of neurologic signs and symptoms are associated with MS and include myelopathy, extremity weakness, low back pain, sciatica and paresthesias. Many of these signs and symptoms are identical to those experienced by patients… (More)
A patient with neuritic leprosy developed borderline skin lesions. Later, another skin lesion developed on the left side of the forehead with clinical involvement of the supraorbital branch of the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve. Simultaneously, paralysis of the occipitofrontalis and mild paresis of orbicularis oculi occurred.