Published: 2021-06-24

A rare case of acquired infantile Bell’s palsy

Lakshmi Mulinja, Thanzir Mohammed, Varun Govindarajan, Mallesh Kariyappa


Bell’s palsy, an acute onset, acquired, isolated peripheral facial palsy, usually follows a viral illness, is common disorder post infancy to adolescence. It has a favourable prognosis with spontaneous resolution, or with use of oral corticosteroids. Its presentation in early infancy is very unusual, as in our case report of 3 month old infant with an ovoid mass lesion in parotid, which disappeared after therapy with corticosteroids with no residual deficit.


Facial palsy, Infant, Bell’s palsy, Steroids

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