The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 74, Issue 11, pp 1039–1040 | Cite as

Unilateral palatal palsy with viral hepatitis

  • P. L. Prasad
  • A. N. Prasad
  • S. K. Patnaik
Clinical Brief


Isolated unilateral palatal (velopalatopharyngeal) palsy is a clinical rarity. This usually presents in a child as acute onset rhinolalia, unilateral absent palatal reflex and pharyngeal asymmetry with a benign self-resolving course. Etiology remains controversial. We report association of this entity in a male child with viral hepatitis A.

Key words

Isolated unilateral palatal palsy Hepatitis A Rhinolalia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsCommand HospitalLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Military HospitalMhow, IndoreIndia
  3. 3.All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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