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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1990 Dec;28(6):413-5.

Cat scratch disease in the parotid gland presenting with facial paralysis.

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Department of ENT Surgery, Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells.


Facial paralysis due to cat scratch disease (CSD) has not been described previously. A case is reported where this self limiting benign condition presented in a child with a parotid lump and a lower motor neurone facial paralysis affecting the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve simulating a malignant tumour of the parotid gland. This case demonstrates a highly unusual presentation of CSD.

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