Neurological complications may rarely occur in infectious mononucleosis (IM), including neuritis. All the cranial nerves can be implicated, probably as a consequence of the massive neurotropism of Epstein-Barr virus. Here, we describe a case of hypoglossal nerve palsy complicating IM in a 15-year-old girl. Hypoglossal nerve palsy presented with left deviation of the tongue. The patient was treated with steroids for several weeks, until complete resolution of the palsy.
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Infectious mononucleosis complicated by hypoglossal nerve palsy
Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine 2015; 1 (2): e96
Published online: 06 Jul 2015
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