Volume 1 Issue 1
Nada Elsaid*, Ahmed Saied and Mohamed Abd El-Salam
Hemifacial atrophy aka Parry-Romberg syndrome is an idiopathic neurodegenerative disease characterized by insidious onset and gradually progressive course of atrophy of one side of the face. Several causes were proposed for its pathogenesis but malformation of cerebral sympathetic nervous system disturbing the fat metabolism has been proposed as a primary cause. The relation between Parry-Romberg Syndrome and localized scleroderma is debatable. Several associated conditions have been reported; alopecia and pigmentation of the involved skin, ocular disorders in 10- 35% of cases; neurologic disorders as focal epilepsy, headache and paroxysmal trigeminal neuralgia. The objective of this work is to discuss the general characteristics, etiology, physiopathology, differential diagnosis and treatment of progressive hemifacial atrophy through the presentation of a clinical case.
Cite this Article: Elsaid N, Saied A, El-Salam MA. Egyptian Case of Parry-Romberg Syndrome. American J Rare Dis Diagn Ther. 2018;1(1): 001-003.
Published: 30 May 2018
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