Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fifth Cranial Nerve Neuritis Incidence

Facts about trigeminal neuralgia:

  • About 15 out of 100,000 people in the US develop trigeminal neuralgia each year in the US.
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is rare before the age of 40.
  • Trigeminal neuralgia most commonly occurs between the ages of 60 and 70 years.
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is more common in women than men.

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Last Updated: Aug 14, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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