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Porphyria with predominantly involvement of bilateral facial nerves

Author(s): Yesim YETIMALAR | Tulay KURT | Nevin GURGOR | Elif OZDEMIR | Mustafa BASOGLU

Journal: Journal of Neurological Sciences
ISSN 1300-1817

Volume: 23;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 151;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Porphyria is an uncommon disease caused by the deficient activity of a heme biosynthetic enzyme, which presents clinically with neurological and psychiatric symptoms. To our knowledge, this is the first report describing porphyria in a case with the predominant bilateral facial paralysis without clearly disclosing other already known neurological manifestations.
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