A rare acquired peripheral neuropathy characterized by paroxysmal sharp stabbing electric-shock-like orofacial pain that is restricted to one or more of the trigeminal nerve divisions and mostly unilateral. Attacks are brief (few seconds to a maximum of two minutes) but typically occur repeatedly and periodically can arise spontaneously or be triggered by innocuous stimuli and are frequently accompanied by tic-like cramps of facial muscles. The condition affects women more often than men.
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