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Lower Motor Neuron Facial Nerve Palsy in a 4-month-old Infant Associated with Chicken Pox: A Case Report

Manakkattu Thekke Peedikayil Mohammed, Ravikumar Payora, Kizhakke Veettil Radhamani

Keywords : Acyclovir, Lower motor neuron facial palsy, Varicella infection

Citation Information : Mohammed MT, Payora R, Radhamani KV. Lower Motor Neuron Facial Nerve Palsy in a 4-month-old Infant Associated with Chicken Pox: A Case Report. Pediatr Inf Dis 2020; 2 (3):107-108.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1253

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Background: A rare case of lower motor neuron (LMN) facial palsy in a 4-month-old infant, following chicken pox. Case description: A 4-month-old boy was brought with deviation of angle of mouth to the left side and inability to close the right eye, about 10 days after the onset of varicella rashes. The baby did not have any other problem. LMN facial palsy was diagnosed and treated with acyclovir along with a short course of prednisolone. Follow-up, 8 weeks after starting treatment, showed complete recovery of facial palsy. Message: LMN facial palsy is a rare complication of varicella infection. This is the youngest patient known to us so far.

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