TITLE

Isolated Asymmetric Palatal Palsy owing to Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

AUTHOR(S)
Acar, Mehtap; Kunak, Benal; Acar, Baran; Polat, Emine; Atacanlı, Aygun
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery;Dec2008, Vol. 37 Issue 6, pE70
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
A case study of benign acquired, isolated asymmetric palatal palsy in a 5½-year-old female caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is presented. The child's symptoms include dysphagia, rhinolalia, paralysis of the right side of the palate, deviation of the uvula, and regurgitation of fluids through the nostrils. The authors' conclude that corticosteroid treatment is not needed and that recovery is spontaneous. Gender differences in soft palate paralysis are noted.
ACCESSION #
53409224

 

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