Bilateral Bell's palsy due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection

Isr J Med Sci. 1985 Aug;21(8):692-4.


A 12-month-old infant developed bilateral facial paresis 4 weeks following a febrile illness associated with tonsillitis, bronchopneumonia and hepatosplenomegaly. Complement fixing antibody titer to Mycoplasma pneumoniae was 1:128, which subsequently dropped to 1:16. The clinical presentation in our patient was unusual in that he developed bilateral facial palsy at a very young age, and there was also a possible association of the palsy with Mycoplasma infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Electromyography
  • Facial Muscles / physiopathology
  • Facial Nerve / physiopathology
  • Facial Paralysis / etiology*
  • Facial Paralysis / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Mycoplasma / complications*