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Indian J Pediatr. 2014 Feb;81(2):186-8. doi: 10.1007/s12098-013-0992-0. Epub 2013 Feb 20.

Facial nerve palsy and Kawasaki disease.

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Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey,


Kawasaki Disease (KD) is a vasculitic disease and can affect any organ system in the body. The development of coronary artery aneurysms is the most common and life threatening complication of KD and makes this disease the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the developed world. Facial nerve palsy has been reported as a possible marker of more severe disease and increased risk of coronary artery involvement in KD. Herein, the authors report an 8-mo-old infant who had left sided facial nerve palsy and multiple coronary aneurysms associated with KD.

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