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What type of infection causes occipital neuralgia?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Occipital pain: Occipital neuralgia is usually mechanical /pressure. Rarely inflammatory - autoimmune disease or infection like early shingles ( rarely respiratory) could cause occipital neuralgia . For shingles acyclovir/ prednisone may help. MRI C spine/brain checks for pressure/ autoimmun f/u w/ MD https://www.aans.org/en/Patients/Neurosurgical-Conditions-and-Treatments/Occipital-Neuralgia

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