Which age groups have the highest prevalence of trigeminal neuralgia (TN)?

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: Mityanand Ramnarine, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

Development of trigeminal neuralgia in a young person suggests the possibility of multiple sclerosis.

Idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia typically occurs in patients in the sixth decade of life, but it may occur at any age.

Symptomatic or secondary trigeminal neuralgia tends to occur in younger patients.


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