Facial nerve palsy from intra-aural tick (ixodes holocyclus) infestation

Suhana Abdul Rahim, Lina Ling Chooi, Avatar Singh Mohan Singh, Mohd. Razif Mohamad Yunus

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Abstract

Tick bite is common in Malaysia. It causes inflammation to the skin and to some extends its toxin release can cause local or systemic infiltration. Intra-aural tick infiltration is common. However presentation with facial nerve paralysis is rare. We report an interesting case of facial nerve paralysis secondary to intra-aural tick infestation and discuss the pathophysiology and theories of local neurological involvement and its management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Facial Paralysis
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Keywords

  • Facial nerve
  • Facial paralysis
  • Tick infestation

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Facial nerve palsy from intra-aural tick (ixodes holocyclus) infestation. / Abdul Rahim, Suhana; Chooi, Lina Ling; Mohan Singh, Avatar Singh; Mohamad Yunus, Mohd. Razif.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2013, p. 382-384.

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Abdul Rahim, Suhana ; Chooi, Lina Ling ; Mohan Singh, Avatar Singh ; Mohamad Yunus, Mohd. Razif. / Facial nerve palsy from intra-aural tick (ixodes holocyclus) infestation. In: Brunei International Medical Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 382-384.
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