A Rare Case of Cephalic Tetanus with Infranuclear Facial Palsy Following Foot Injury

Srikanth paleti, Srinivasa Rao B, Umakanth Venkat Kodali, Ranjith Kumar N, Suresh Babu P

Abstract

We present here a rare case of cephalic tetanus with infranuclear facial nerve palsy following injury to the left foot with progression to generalized form, recovered completely in 6 weeks. There were few reports that cranial nerve palsies may occur in tetanus when the site of injury is other than in the head and neck, and indeed when there is no apparent site of entry of infection. In cephalic tetanus the prognosis is generally worse but here patient recovered completely without any residual paresis

Key Words: Cephalic tetanus; Facial palsy; Foot injury

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v2i2.4409

Asian Journal of Medical Sciences 2 (2011) 131-133

Keywords

Cephalic tetanus; Facial palsy; Foot injury
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