Idiopathic bilateral facial palsy: is a causative role of anti-GM1 ganglioside and herpes simplex type 1 possible?


Bilateral facial nerve palsy (FP) is a rare clinical entity often idiopathic or secondary to several diseases [1]. A role of Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) in idiopathic FP is under debate [2]. We report here on a case of bilateral FP associated with anti-GM1 ganglioside antibodies and cerebrospinal HSV-1 DNA, who recovered after therapy with intra… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10072-011-0832-9


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