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Papers: 19 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019

Human Studies


J Pain Res


Neuropathic Characteristics In Patients With Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain.


Sukenaga N, Matsuki Y, Maeda L, Nagai T, Hashimoto K, Takao Y, Hirose M
J Pain Res. 2019; 12:2801-2805.
PMID: 31632129.


Persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) is a subtype of painful cranial neuropathies and other facial pains. The involvement of neuropathic mechanisms in PIFP, however, remains controversial. Using the Douleur Neuropathique 4 (DN4) questionnaire, the present study examined neuropathic characteristics in patients with PIFP.