Scientific article

Paralysie faciale périphérique isolée et infection à VIH: 7 cas

Published inRevue neurologique, vol. 151, no. 5, p. 332-337
Publication date1995

Human immunodeficiency virus infection frequently involves the peripheral or central nervous system. Seven cases of isolated peripheral facial palsy that occurred at various stages of the disease are reported. The palsy was the first manifestation of the disease in 5 patients, and revealed it in 3 of them. The palsy involved the right side in 6 cases (complete N = 2; incomplete N = 4); it was bilateral in one (complete on both sides). Abnormalities of the cerebrospinal fluid were present in all patients but differed depending on the stage of the retroviral infection. Electroneuromyography defined the type of the palsy, principally due to axonotmesis in 4 patients (including the bilateral one) and principally to neurapraxia in 3 patients. The outcome was good in most cases. The physiopathology remains undetermined.

  • Adult
  • Facial Paralysis/cerebrospinal fluid/etiology/physiopathology
  • Female
  • HIV Infections/cerebrospinal fluid/complications/physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
Citation (ISO format)
KOHLER, André et al. Paralysie faciale périphérique isolée et infection à VIH: 7 cas. In: Revue neurologique, 1995, vol. 151, n° 5, p. 332–337.
ISSN of the journal0035-3787

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