Headache and Facial Pain Responsive to Botulinum Toxin: An Unusual Presentation of Blepharospasm

Authors

  • Sharon J. Johnstone MD,

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    1. From the Department of Neurology, Barrow Neurologic Institute, Phoenix, Ariz (Dr. Johnstone) and
      Address all correspondence to Dr. Sharon J. Johnstone, Department of Neurology, Barrow Neurologic Institute, 350 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013.
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  • Charles H. Adler MD, PhD

    1. the Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale (Ariz)(Dr. Adler).
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Address all correspondence to Dr. Sharon J. Johnstone, Department of Neurology, Barrow Neurologic Institute, 350 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013.

Abstract

The diagnosis of blepharospasm is rarely considered in patients complaining of face pain or headache. This patient illustrates the importance of looking for blepharospasm in patients who present with headache or face pain, as her pain and blepharospasm were successfully treated with botulinum toxin type A injections.

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