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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 267405, 3 pages
Case Report

Presentation of Bilateral Peripheral Seventh Cranial Nerve Palsy in an HIV Patient

1Department of Psychiatry, Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, TX 76508, USA
2Department of Neurology, The Neuroscience Institute, Scott & White Healthcare, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, TX 76508, USA

Received 11 April 2012; Accepted 10 July 2012

Academic Editors: A. Amirjamshidi, H. Ikeda, and M. Swash

Copyright © 2012 Lisa M. Ruiz and Batool Kirmani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Neurological manifestations in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus can significantly increase overall morbidity and mortality. These complications are neither limited to a specific location in the nervous system nor a focal time period in the disease’s progression. A literature review yielded several cases of peripheral facial palsy associated with HIV seropositivity, but few cases have been reported where the patient had bilateral peripheral facial palsy. In this paper, we present a patient with bilateral peripheral facial palsy and aseptic meningitis in the context of newly diagnosed HIV.