Facial nerve paralysis and Kawasaki disease

Rev Infect Dis. 1990 May-Jun;12(3):403-5. doi: 10.1093/clinids/12.3.403.


A case of facial nerve paralysis in a patient with Kawasaki disease is described, and 17 cases in the literature are reviewed. A female predominance and a high rate of cardiovascular involvement were noted in patients with facial nerve paralysis and Kawasaki disease. The paralysis was self-limited, resolving without treatment in all surviving patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Facial Paralysis / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / complications*
  • Sex Factors