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Connective tissue disease

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Trigeminal neuralgia - Connective tissue disease Factor

Last reviewed for CCPS 10 March 1995.

Preliminary questions [8154]

8603 there is some evidence that a connective tissue disease may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

8184the veteran has suffered from a connective tissue disease at some time.

6563 the veteran has had scleroderma at some time.

or

8615 the veteran has had Sjogren's syndrome at some time.

or

2576 the veteran has had systemic lupus erythematosus at some time.

or

8616

the veteran has had dermatomyositis at some time.

or

8617 the veteran has had mixed connective tissue disease at some time.

8186 the veteran suffered from the identified illness or injury, a connective tissue disease, prior to the clinical onset of trigeminal neuralgia.

8187the veteran has established the causal connection between the identified illness or injury, a connective tissue disease, and operational service for the clinical onset of trigeminal neuralgia.

Clinical onset and operational service [8187]

8188the identified illness or injury, a connective tissue disease, is causally related to operational service.