Cranial nerve involvement in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma): a report of 10 cases.

@article{Teasdall1980CranialNI,
  title={Cranial nerve involvement in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma): a report of 10 cases.},
  author={Robert D. Teasdall and R. A. Frayha and Lawrence E Shulman},
  journal={Medicine},
  year={1980},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={149-59}
}
Ten patients with the diagnosis of systemic sclerosis developed cranial nerve involvement. A trigeminal sensory neuropathy evolved insidiously in all patients and in five of these it was a presenting complaint. The glossopharyngeal nerve was involved in one patient. Taste was impaired in one patient and a unilateral loss of taste with fasciculations of the tongue were noted in another. Tinnitus was a complaint in three patients, two of whom had bilateral impairment of hearing. Facial weakness… CONTINUE READING
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