Facial nerve palsy associated with Kawasaki disease: A case report and review of the literature


Karbuz A., Aldemir Kocabas B., ÖZDEMİR H., Tanyildiz M., Karadeniz C., Ozen M., ...More

IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI, vol.6, no.2, pp.157-161, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5222/buchd.2016.157
  • Title of Journal : IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-161

Abstract

Facial nerve palsy is a rare neurologic manifestation of Kawasaki disease. There are several mechanisms in the pathogenesis of facial nerve palsy. It is usually transient and lasts for 1 to 90 days. Under normal conditions it resolves spontaneously and completely. Presence of facial paralysis indicates an increased risk of coronary artery aneurism. In this report, a ten month-old girl with prolonged fever, aseptic meningitis and facial palsy who later diagnosed as Kawasaki disease was described and also the clinical features of 37 cases in the literature were reviewed.