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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

On-line version ISSN 2631-2581Print version ISSN 1019-8113


ESPITIA-SEGURA¹, Oscar; PENAGOS¹, Natalia  and  HERNANDEZ-SARMIENTO², Ricardo. Facial Palsy Secondary To Arteritis Of The Internal Carotid Artery In A School Patient. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.3, pp.94-97. ISSN 2631-2581.

Facial palsy can be secondary to multiple etiologies such as infectious, traumatic, neoplastic, metabolic and neurological; with resolution in most cases. It has an incidence of between 11.5 and 40.2 cases per 100,000 people/year including adult and pediatric patients. We present the case of a 9-year-old patient who consulted for facial paralysis in whom a diagnosis of stenosis of the internal carotid artery was made, with subsequent symptomatic improvement with specific treatment.

Keywords : Facial paralysis; arteritis; vasculitis; carotid stenosis.

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