Association of Bell's Palsy with Hepatitis E Virus Infection: A Rare Entity.

Autor(es): Jha Ashish K,Nijhawan Sandeep,Nepalia Subhash,Suchismita Arya

Resumo: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is a common cause of acute hepatitis in India and other developing countries. The data regarding the neurologic manifestation of HEV infection are limited. The neurologic disorders including Guillain-Barré syndrome, polyradiculopathy, neuralgic amyotrophy, encephalitis, bilateral brachial neuritis, ataxia/proximal myopathy, and acute transverse myelitis have been described. Bell's palsy and other cranial nerve involvement in hepatitis A virus (HAV) and HEV infection are rare. We present the second case of Bell's palsy associated with HEV.

Palavras-Chave: Bell's palsy, CNS, central nervous systems, CSF, cerebrospinal fluid, HEV, hepatitis E virus, HSV, herpes simplex virus, LMN, lower motor neuron, PEG-IFN, pegylated-interferon, facial nerve palsy, hepatitis E virus infection

Imprenta: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology, v. 2, n. 1, p. 88-90, 2012

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/S0973-6883(12)60082-6

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - virus

Data de publicação: 2012