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J Korean Child Neurol Soc. 2000 Dec;8(2):337-341. Korean. Case Report.
Lee HK , Kim SB , Oh CH , Kim JW , Yun HS , Hwang SH , Song WK .
Department of Pediatrics, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Neurology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Clinical Pathology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Facial palsy is a rare complication of infectious mononucleosis of Epstein-Barr virus infection, which can be easily overlooked by clinicians if one is unnoticed about it. We report a 2 year and 11 month old boy who was diagnosed by facial nerve palsy caused by Epstein-Barr virus infection. Pseudothrombocytopenia was also associated with him. Steroid (prednisolone 2mg/kg) was administered daily for 2 weeks and then maintained with alternative tapering schedule (2mg/kg at once QOD) in order to decompress facial nerve. He was completely recovered at 2 months of follow-up.

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