Post-Malaria Neurological Syndrome - A Case of Bell’s Palsy After Plasmodium Vivax Malaria

  • AK Singh Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
  • S Chakraborti BSMC, Bankura, West Bengal
  • S Subhranag BC Roy Post Graduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences, Kolkata
Keywords: Post-malaria neurological syndrome, Bell’s palsy, Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax), malaria

Abstract

 

Post-malaria neurological syndrome (PMNS) is defined as the acute onset of neurological or neuropsychiatric syndrome in a patient who had recently recovered from malaria and have negative blood film at the time of onset of neurological symptoms. It is relatively rare, with various clinical symptoms. We report first case of Bell’s palsy developing on 10th day of afebrile period after successful treatment of Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax) malaria and which completely recovered in next two weeks.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v33i1.6893

J Nepal Paediatr Soc. 2013;33(1):66-67

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Author Biographies

AK Singh, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
Senior resident
S Chakraborti, BSMC, Bankura, West Bengal
Department of Pediatrics, Professor
S Subhranag, BC Roy Post Graduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences, Kolkata
Senior Resident, Department of Paediatrics
Published
2013-06-15
How to Cite
Singh, A., Chakraborti, S., & Subhranag, S. (2013). Post-Malaria Neurological Syndrome - A Case of Bell’s Palsy After Plasmodium Vivax Malaria. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 33(1), 66-67. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v33i1.6893
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Brief Reports/Case Reports/Case Series