Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
On-line version ISSN 1678-9849
COSTA, Everaldo; SACRAMENTO, Edilson; LOPES, Antonio Alberto and BINA, José Carlos. Facial nerve palsy associated with leptospirosis. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2001, vol.34, n.2, pp. 219-220. ISSN 1678-9849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822001000200011.
This case report describes the findings of a 27-year-old black male from Bahia, Brazil, who developed facial palsy during the convalescence phase of leptospirosis. The patient recovered without neurological sequel. This work calls attention to a possible association between leptospirosis and facial palsy.
Keywords : Leptospirosis; Facial palsy.