Cystic fibrosis presenting with bilateral facial palsy

Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2007 Jul;11(4):240-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2006.12.009. Epub 2007 Feb 6.


A 15-week old male infant presented with bilateral lower motor neuron facial palsy of unknown cause. Subsequently his growth deteriorated and he developed progressively worsening cough and wheeze. A diagnosis of cystic fibrosis was confirmed and hypovitaminosis A detected. Improvement of the facial palsy was noted following standard management of cystic fibrosis including vitamin A supplementation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / physiopathology*
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Facial Paralysis / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Vitamin A / therapeutic use
  • Vitamin A Deficiency / complications


  • Vitamin A