Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Delayed Acute Perimyocarditis and Bilateral Facial Nerve Palsy in a Patient with COVID-19
Kazuki MatsumuraHiroaki KawanoMasaya KurobeRyohei AkashiTsuyoshi YoshimutaSatoshi IkedaNozomi UekiMasahiro NakashimaKoji Maemura
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2022 Volume 61 Issue 15 Pages 2327-2332

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A 41-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital with acute perimyocarditis 4 weeks after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. Ten days after admission, the patient showed bilateral facial nerve palsy in the course of improvement of perimyocarditis under treatment with aspirin and colchicine. After prednisolone therapy, perimyocarditis completely improved, and the facial nerve palsy gradually improved. Acute perimyocarditis and facial nerve palsy can occur even 4 weeks after contracting COVID-19.

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