Facial palsy associated with leptospirosis

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Introduction: The authors report a rare case of facial palsy associated with leptospirosis. Case report: A 60-year-old man was admitted to ICU with severe leptospirosis. On the eighth day of hospitalisation, he developed left peripheral facial palsy with a favourable course in response to corticosteroids. Discussion: Several types of neurological complications of leptospirosis have been reported: encephalitis, myelitis, stroke, cerebral arteritis, mononeuritis, polyradiculoneuropathy, and cranial nerve palsy. Peripheral facial palsy is a rare complication of leptospirosis. Conclusion: This case illustrates the possible association between leptospirosis and facial palsy. © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS.

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El Bouazzaoui, A., Houari, N., Arika, A., Belhoucine, I., Boukatta, B., Sbai, H., … Kanjaa, N. (2011). Facial palsy associated with leptospirosis. European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases, 128(5), 275–277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anorl.2011.02.011

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