J Korean Neurol Assoc.  1989 Jun;7(1):145-149.

A Case Report of Facial Diplegia Associated with Acute Viral Hepatitis type B

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  • 1Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, YoungNam University.

Abstract

The Neuropsychiatric complications in acute viral hepatitis are uncommon. Despite the wide spread occurrence of this disease. Various complications of central and peripheral nervous involvement may arise during the course of viral hepatitis. Encephalitis, meningitis, neuritis, myelitis and mental disturbances such as depression, euphoria and insomnia complicating viral hepatitis has been reported several literatures. Also, bilateral facial nerve palsy is seen very infrequently in clinical practice and has an annual incidence of approximately 0.01% per total facial nerve palsy. The isolated cranial nerve palsy, especially facial nerve. Complicated by viral hepatitis has been suggested very rarely. This combination of bilateral facial nerve palsy and viral hepatitis B seems to be two phases of same disease. However, there were no such reports in Korea until now. Therefore, We present a case of bilateral peipheral facial nerve palsy associated with acute viral hepatitis type B.


MeSH Terms

Cranial Nerve Diseases
Depression
Encephalitis
Euphoria
Facial Nerve
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis*
Incidence
Korea
Meningitis
Myelitis
Neuritis
Paralysis
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
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