oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Ipsilateral axillary nerve palsy and corneal ulceration complicating severe measles

Volume 36, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A three-year-old boy, who was previously healthy, had a severe attack of measles which resulted in left corneal ulceration with blindness and axillary nerve palsy on the same side with subglenoid subluxation of the humerus. The recovery of the function of the nerve after one year of intensive physiotherapy was negligible. This is an unusual complication of measle as peripheral nerve involvement is rare.

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