Gustatory dysfunction after mandibular zoster

Heymans, Frédéric; Lacroix, Jean-Silvain; Terzic, Andrej; Landis, Basile Nicolas (2011). Gustatory dysfunction after mandibular zoster. Neurological sciences, 32(3), pp. 461-4. Milano: Springer 10.1007/s10072-010-0421-3

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Varicella zoster, limited to the mandibular nerve, is rare. Classical symptoms are pain, hypesthesia and vesicular eruption restricted to the third trigeminal segment (V3). Little is known on taste affection after mandibular nerve zoster. We report two cases of patients suffering from mandibular zoster associated with subjective taste disorder. In both cases, gustatory measures confirmed ipsilateral hemiageusia of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. After 2 months, the symptoms regressed and psychophysical measures came back to normal values, whereas post-zoster neuralgia lasted for more than 1 year. Gustatory dysfunction is a possible symptom after mandibular nerve zoster. In contrast to post-zoster neuralgia, taste function seems to recover quickly.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Landis, Basile Nicolas

ISSN:

1590-1874

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:20

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:27

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10072-010-0421-3

PubMed ID:

20924630

Web of Science ID:

000290545700015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/6850 (FactScience: 211887)

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