Tic douloureux, Parkinson's disease and the herpes connection.

  • John S. Howard
  • Published 1997 in
    Integrative physiological and behavioral science…
Several cases encountered in psychiatric practice are described in which herpetic involvement of the trigeminal nerve appeared to be crucial to the pathophysiology of the patient's illness. A brief history of herpes is discussed in terms of the anatomy and physiology of the trigeminal nerve. Particular attention is given to the effects of intraneuronal… CONTINUE READING