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  Guillain-Barré Syndrome with Bilateral Peripheral Facial Nerve Paralysis After COVID-19 Infection [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2021; 27(1): 40-42 | DOI: 10.4274/tnd.2021.78095  

Guillain-Barré Syndrome with Bilateral Peripheral Facial Nerve Paralysis After COVID-19 Infection

Özgül Ocak
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Canakkale, Turkey

Isolated bilateral peripheral facial paralysis in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is also quite rare. This case meets the diagnostic criteria of GBS with isolated bilateral peripheral facial paralysis following the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) infection. A 48-year-old male patient with bilateral peripheral facial nerve paralysis on neurological examination and without other abnormalities was admitted to the emergency department, 18 days after a COVID-19 infection. An increase in cell-free protein (albuminocytological dissociation) in the patient’s cerebrospinal fluid and demyelinating polyneuropathy in electrophysiological examinations suggested GBS in the patient. Facial paralysis findings were completely resolved after 5 days of intravenous immune globulin therapy. Physicians must closely monitor patients’ neurological signs because of the possible association between GBS and COVID-19.

Keywords: Guillain-Barré syndrome, COVID-19, bilateral peripheral facial paralysis


Özgül Ocak. Guillain-Barré Syndrome with Bilateral Peripheral Facial Nerve Paralysis After COVID-19 Infection. Turk J Neurol. 2021; 27(1): 40-42

Corresponding Author: Özgül Ocak, Türkiye


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