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Lepromatous leprosy with bilateral facial nerve palsy and hyperthyroidism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17120512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bilateral lagophthalmos secondary to facial nerve is extremely uncommon. Further, the aetiology in most of these cases is of central origin unlike the peripheral involvement in leprosy. A patient of lepromatous leprosy (LL) may be euthyroid or hypothyroid on account of leprous involvement of the thyroid gland. A case of LL with bilateral lagophthalmos and hyperthyroidism is reported.
Authors:
A Singal; A Vij; D Pandhi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of leprosy     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0254-9395     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Lepr     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-22     Completed Date:  2006-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409173     Medline TA:  Indian J Lepr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi 110 095.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Facial Nerve / physiopathology*
Facial Paralysis / microbiology*
Humans
Hyperthyroidism / complications,  microbiology*
Leprosy, Lepromatous / complications*,  physiopathology
Male
Mycobacterium leprae*

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