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Cystic fibrosis presenting with bilateral facial palsy

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anna Basu, Dr Anita Devlin

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Abstract

A 15-week old male infant presented with bilateral lower motor neuron facial palsy of unknown cause. Subsequently his growth deteriorated and he developed progressively worsening cough and wheeze. A diagnosis of cystic fibrosis was confirmed and hypovitaminosis A detected. improvement of the facial palsy was noted following standard management of cystic fibrosis including vitamin A supplementation. (c) 2007 European Paediatric Neurology Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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Author(s): Basu AP, Kumar P, Devlin AM, O'Brien CJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology

Year: 2007

Volume: 11

Issue: 4

Pages: 240-242

ISSN (print): 1090-3798

ISSN (electronic): 1532-2130

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpn.2006.12.009

DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2006.12.009


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