Isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy in Behçet's disease

Ann Acad Med Singap. 1997 Nov;26(6):848-9.


Isolated hypoglossal nerve paresis as a manifestation of Behcet's disease has not been reported. We describe a 42-year-old man with isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve paresis, who had had a five-year history of recurrent orogenital aphthae and relapsing arthritic manifestations. It is suggested that the nerve disorder represents a form of mononeuritis that may occur in Behcet's disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications*
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / etiology
  • Humans
  • Hypoglossal Nerve*
  • Male
  • Paralysis / etiology*