Facial paralysis caused by tuberculosis in a 2.5-month-old infant


Dilber E., Yaris N., Aslan Y., Kalyoncu M. , Ahmetoglu A., Okten A.

ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS, vol.23, no.1, pp.51-54, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/000349803125002878
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-54

Abstract

We describe an infant who presented with a cervical mass and ear discharge that did not respond to broad-spectrum antibiotics. Tuberculous infection was diagnosed after the onset of respiratory distress. Persistent otorrhoea that does not respond to conventional antibiotics or facial paralysis in a child with a discharging ear should alert the physician to a diagnosis of tuberculosis.