BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223427
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Multiple cranial nerve palsies secondary to a recurrence of Hansen’s disease

  1. Pratit Samdani3
  1. 1Department of Critical Care, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  2. 2Department of Liver Diseases, HPB Surgery and Transplantation, Global Institute of Liver Diseases, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  3. 3Department of General Medicine, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Preet Mukesh Shah, drpreetshah{at}
  • Accepted 31 December 2017
  • Published 12 January 2018


A 31-year-old Indian man presented with drooping of the right eyelid since 1 month, slight deviation of the angle of the mouth to the right since 20 days, difficulty in swallowing (initially with regard to solids, and later on with regard to liquids) since 15 days, nasal regurgitation since 15 days and a nasal twang since 15 days. His past history was not significant, with no history of fever, weight loss, diarrhoea, swollen glands, rash, disfigurement of the hands and feet, loss of eyebrows, or any history suggestive of limb weakness, numbness or tingling. He was not on any medications. None of his parents had any health problems.

He had been previously treated for multibacillary leprosy (Hansen’s disease) 3 years back and had taken treatment for 1 year for the same. …

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