Facial nerve palsy in an infant with hemophilia A

Pediatr Hematol Oncol. Jan-Feb 1999;16(1):71-4. doi: 10.1080/088800199277632.


A 5-month-old infant with hitherto undiagnosed hemophilia A, who developed a unilateral lower motor neurone type of facial palsy, is described. A high-resolution CT scan confirmed the nerve palsy to be a consequence of a hemotympanum. The patient recovered completely in 7-10 days after therapy with factor VIII concentrate.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Facial Nerve / diagnostic imaging*
  • Facial Paralysis / diagnostic imaging
  • Facial Paralysis / etiology*
  • Hemophilia A / complications*
  • Hemophilia A / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Partial Thromboplastin Time
  • Platelet Count
  • Prothrombin Time
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed