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August 1975

Infectious Mononucleosis, Mastoiditis, and Facial Paralysis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (Dr. Michel), and McPherson Hospital, Durham, NC (Drs. Pope and Patterson).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(8):486-489. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780370028010

To our knowledge this is the first report of a patient with infectious mononucleosis associated with a mononuclear granulomatous mastoiditis and facial paralysis.

Pathologic examination of tissue from this patient, removed at the time of radical mastoidectomy, provides a basis for further speculation about the relationship between facial paralysis and infectious mononucleosis.