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Journal of Case Reports
An Uncommon Cause of Facial Ulcers: Trigeminal Trophic Syndrome
Lerisha Lovelina L1, Cijoy Kuriakose2, Marissa D’Costa3, George Mani4 
Departments of 1Family Medicine, 2Endocrinology, 3MBBS, 4Pediatrics, Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Lerisha Lovelina L
Email: lerishalazarus@gmail.com
Received: 24-AUG-2021 Accepted: 22-APR-2022 Published Online: 15-MAY-2022
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2022.0014
Background: Trigeminal trophic syndrome (TTS) is one of the rare causes of ulceration over the face, which occurs due to self-manipulation or rubbing of the facial skin after an injury to the trigeminal nerve. Case Report: We report a case of trigeminal trophic syndrome in a 60 years old lady, known case of trigeminal neuralgia, who presented with ulcer and swelling of the right side of the face. She was treated, counseled and is being followed up. Conclusion: Trigeminal trophic syndrome, though a rare complication, should be suspected as a cause of unilateral facial ulceration in a patient with trigeminal neuralgia. 
Keywords : Case Report, Pain, Skin Diseases, Trigeminal neuralgia, Ulcer.
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