Bilateral mental nerve neuropathy in an adolescent during sickle cell crises

Elwaseila Hamdoun, Lamar Davis, Sara Jane McCrary, Neva Penton Eklund, Owen B. Evans

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Abstract

Mental nerve neuropathy causes the "numb chin" syndrome and is usually associated with mandibular bone injury or disease in adults. It has been reported in adults during sickle cell crises. We describe a 15-year-old boy who developed bilateral mental nerve neuropathies during a sickle cell crisis. This case is unusual because of the simultaneous bilateral involvement and because of the age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1038-1041
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • mental nerve
  • neuropathy
  • sickle cell

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