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Bilateral facial palsy as a manifestation of Japanese encephalitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22814988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Japanese encephalitis is a cause of substantial morbidity and mortality, prevalent mainly in South East nations. It is caused by group B arbovirus and transmitted with bite of infected culex mosquitoes. The clinical features described are: headache, vomiting, altered sensorium, convulsions and both hypokinetic and hyperkinetic movement disorders. In this submission, we described a 68-year-old man suffering from Japanese encephalitis, who presented with bilateral facial palsy with encephalitic features. The bilateral facial palsy has not been reported previously in association with Japanese encephalitis.
Authors:
Rajesh Verma; Heramba Narayan Praharaj
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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