Secondary nervus intermedius neuralgia


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.

There are single reports of 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 Painful nervus intermedius neuropathy attributed to herpes zoster rather than Secondary nervus intermedius neuralgia.