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Whooping Cough Causing Lower Motor Neuron Facial Palsy

  • Open or CloseSajid Ali Shah*

    Peads Department CMH Quetta, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author: Sajid Ali Shah, Peads Department CMH Quetta, Pakistan

Submission: March 20, 2019;Published: April 10, 2019


A 5 years old child with pertussis reported to us with a unique complication not mentioned in the literature. He was thoroughly examined and investigated to find out cause for his lower motor neuron (LMN) facial palsy, but pertussis seemed to be the sole reason. With treatment of pertussis the patient showed marked improvement of neurological deficit.

Keywords: Whooping cough; Subconjunctival haemorrhages; Facial palsy; Lower motor neuron lesion

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