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Tic Douloureux (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

tic douloureux, trigeminal neuralgia, facial pain

Authors and Editors

Author: Julie Dixon, MD, Resident, Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Louisville.

Coauthor(s): Lisa Chan, MD, FACEP, Associate Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona.

Editors: Ruben Olmedo, MD, Chief, Division of Toxicology, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Ungar, MD, Medical Director, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Last Editorial Review: 10/5/2005

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