cranial polyneuropathy

cranial polyneuropathy

A nonspecific term for polyneuritis/polyneuropathy confined to the cranial nerves.
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On the other hand, in cases of lower cranial polyneuropathy caused by VZV infection, as in this case, inflammation may occur in the nuclei of the affected nerves.
Other less frequent features include facial pain or numbness, nasal congestion or discharge, headache, ophthalmoplegia, anesthesia over the cheek, and cranial polyneuropathy, which may be consistent with orbital apex syndrome.