Data set for demography, clinical characteristics, and risk factors of trigeminal neuralgia patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 14, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 1,420 words
Lexile Measure: 1360L

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Objectives Pain is one of the most ignored clinical symptoms in resource limited country such as Ethiopia. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is one of the most painful medical illnesses known to human. Very little was reported about TN from the sub Saharan Africa (SSA), especially from Ethiopia. We aimed to study the demographic, clinical characteristics, and risk factors of TN in sixty-one patients at two public and two private health facilities in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. These data will be vital to researchers and clinicians interested in knowing the pattern of TN in SSA in order to compare and contrast with similar data from the west. Data description The data set contains characteristics of TN patients. All the variables in the data set were coded by self-explanatory codes. The data set contains: demographic data, which contains age ranges and duration of illness; clinical characteristics data contains clinical characteristics, and risk factors includes such as structural brain abnormalities, family history, and dental extraction. Nearly 90% of the patients had Classical TN. The right side and mandibular branch of trigeminal nerve was commonly involved. Close to 40% reported previous tooth extraction history. Majority of the patients reported satisfactory pain control with carbamazepine. Keywords: Trigeminal neuralgia, Data, Characteristics, Risk factors, Ethiopia

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