Intraaural tick infestation causing facial nerve palsy and acute labyrinthitis: A rare case

Natasha Ayla Zulkiflee, Farah Dayana Zahedi, Asma Abdullah

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Abstract

Introduction: Intraaural tick infestation releases toxins that can cause inflammation to the skin and sometimes produce neurological involvement. Clinical manifestation is usually otalgia that can be mild or severe. Intraaural tick infestation causing facial nerve palsy, vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus is rare. Case Description: We report an extremely rare case of tick infestation of the ear canal causing simultaneous facial nerve palsy of acute labyrinthitis. A 13 year old girl presented with sudden onset right facial nerve palsy and acute labyrinthitis due to right ear tick infestation. Her facial nerve palsy, vertigo and profound hearing loss improved after treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-360
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume24
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Labyrinthitis
Tick Infestations
Facial Paralysis
Facial Nerve
Vertigo
Hearing Loss
Earache
Ear Canal
Tinnitus
Ear
Inflammation
Skin

Keywords

  • Acute labyrinthitis
  • Ear tick
  • Facial nerve palsy
  • Intraaural tick infestation

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  • Medicine(all)

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Intraaural tick infestation causing facial nerve palsy and acute labyrinthitis : A rare case. / Zulkiflee, Natasha Ayla; Zahedi, Farah Dayana; Abdullah, Asma.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2017, p. 359-360.

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