13.3.1.2 Secondary nervus intermedius neuralgia

Description:

Nervus intermedius neuralgia caused by an underlying disease.

Diagnostic criteria:
  1. Recurrent paroxysms of unilateral pain fulfilling criteria for 13.3.1 Nervus intermedius neuralgia
  2. An underlying disease has been demonstrated known to be able to cause, and explaining, the neuralgia1.
Note:

There are single reports of 13.3.1.2 Secondary nervus intermedius neuralgia caused by multiple sclerosis or tumour. In the latter case, neurological deficits arising from damage to other nerves in close proximity tend to dominate the clinical presentation. Herpes zoster typically usually leads to 13.3.2.1 Painful nervus intermedius neuropathy attributed to herpes zoster rather than 13.3.1.2 Secondary nervus intermedius neuralgia.