Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
versión impresa ISSN 1137-6627
ERRO, M.E. et al. Bilateral facial palsy due to Epstein-Barr virus infection. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2010, vol.33, n.1, pp.107-112. ISSN 1137-6627.
Two young patients with bilateral facial palsy are described. They initially presented unilateral facial palsy, followed by contralateral facial nerve involvement a few days later, together with clinical and serologic evidence of acute Epstein-Barr virus infection. The outcome was favourable in one patient but severe sequels persisted in the second. These two cases show that this infrequent complication of Epstein-Barr virus infection may not always have a good outcome. The pathogenic mechanism of bilateral facial palsy is discussed.
Palabras clave : Facial diplegia; Infectious mononucleosis; Blink reflex.