Sickle Cell Anemia Child presented with Bell’s palsy: A rare case report

Document Type: case report

Authors

1 MD, FIAE, Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra : 442004, India.

2 MBBS, Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra : 442004, India.

3 MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra : 442004, India.

10.22038/ijp.2020.50431.4014

Abstract

Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is an inherited red blood cell disorder which results from the replacement of a valine residue for glutamic acid at position 6 in the beta-subunit of haemoglobin.This can lead to tissue ischemia, microcirculation obstructions, infarction and acute stroke. While Bell’s palsy is a neuropathy which caused by traumatic, inflammatory, infective, or compressive conditions on the facial nerve. However, in patients with SCA, stroke may occur as an acute clinical syndrome presenting with hemiplegia with unilateral facial nerve. Till now, there is no case has been reported in the literature with unilateral facial nerve palsy in SCA patient

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