IMC Journal
IMC Journal
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Issue: Vol.11 No.1 - January 2017
Facial nerve paralysis due to intra aural tick infestation: a case report
Authors:
Nurul Atikah Binti Hamat
Nurul Atikah Binti Hamat
Affiliations

Department of Otorhinolaryngology--Head and Neck, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

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Zulkiflee Salahuddin
Zulkiflee Salahuddin
Affiliations

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

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Rosdan Salim
Rosdan Salim
Affiliations

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Tick infestation in the ear canal may have variable clinical presentations. We present here a case of facial nerve paralysis in a 73 years old lady due to intra aural tick infestation. The patient presented with left otalgia, vertigo and left sided facial asymmetry. The case could be confused with cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack.

IMC J Med Sci 2017; 11(1): 29-31

Dr. Nurul Atikah Binti Hamat, Medical Officer, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. Email: asadun7@gmail.com