Fothergill's Disease (FD) has been referred in the medical literature for centuries. References to unilateral facial pain causing facial spasms can be seen in the writings of Aretaeus of Cappadocia in the 2nd century A.D. and those of the Arab physician Jujani in the 11th century A.D. The international Association for the study of pain defined Fothergill's Disease as sudden, usually unilateral, severe, brief, stabbing, recurrent pains in the distribution of one or more branches of the fifth cranial nerve. People often called it as Tic douloureux, Trifacial neuralgia, or Trigeminal Neuralgia. Medical Science sometimes calls FD the worst pain known to mankind and the suicide disorder because of the significant numbers of people taking their own lives when they cannot find effective treatments. The pain involves the second (maxillary) or third (mandible) divisions more often than the first (ophthalmic); it rarely occur bilaterally and never simultaneously on each side, occasionally more than one division is involved. Paroxysmal attack last for few seconds to minutes.
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Last date updated on July, 2014