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Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Stanley J Krolczyk, DO, RPh; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
 
Updated: Oct 24, 2014
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Brainstem syndromes
  • Chronic pain programs
  • Demyelinating disease, either peripheral or central
  • Malignant and nonmalignant pain syndromes
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Stanley J Krolczyk, DO, RPh Associate Professor, Director of Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine

Stanley J Krolczyk, DO, RPh is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Headache Society

Disclosure: Received grant/research funds from TEVA for clinical trials; Received consulting fee from TEVA for speaking and teaching; Received consulting fee from EMD SERONO for speaking and teaching; Received consulting fee from BIOGEN for speaking and teaching; Received grant/research funds from EMD SERONO for clinical trials; Received consulting fee from Novartis for speaking and teaching; Received grant/research funds from NOVARTIS for clinical trials.

Coauthor(s)

Martin A Myers, MD University of South Florida College of Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Kavita Kalidas, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine

Kavita Kalidas, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association, American Pain Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Robert A Egan, MD Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology and Stroke Service, St Helena Hospital

Robert A Egan, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, Oregon Medical Association

Disclosure: Received honoraria from Biogen Idec for speaking and teaching; Received honoraria from Teva for speaking and teaching.

Acknowledgements

Joseph Carcione Jr, DO, MBA Consultant in Neurology and Medical Acupuncture, Medical Management and Organizational Consulting, Central Westchester Neuromuscular Care, PC; Medical Director, Oxford Health Plans

Joseph Carcione Jr, DO, MBA is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Neurology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Medscape Salary Employment

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