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Isolated facial nerve palsy: Rare manifestation of dengue haemorrhagic fever - A case report

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M Misthaq,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Registrar in medicine, Colombo South Teaching Hospital.
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P Selladurai ,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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AGH Sugathapala

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Abstract

Dengue is a common arboviral infection and is one of the tropical diseases which occur in Sri Lanka. Neurological manifestations due to dengue are very rare but can be caused by serotypes 2 and 3. Here we report of an isolated facial nerve palsy occurring as a manifestation of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) in a young boy who presented with fever and constitutional symptoms.    Haematological parameters were suggestive of dengue with dengue IgM being positive. Subsequently, he developed right side lower motor neuron type of facial nerve palsy. He was treated with a high dose of steroids and facial nerve stimulation therapy. He clinically recovered without residual weakness.
How to Cite: Misthaq, M., Selladurai, P. and Sugathapala, A., 2019. Isolated facial nerve palsy: Rare manifestation of dengue haemorrhagic fever - A case report. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 9(1), pp.95–97. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v9i1.8237
Published on 26 Apr 2019.
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