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Vol. 22 - Num. 88

Clinical Reviews

Infrequent diagnosis: bilateral Frey syndrome

María García Zarzuelaa, Ana García Zarzuelab

aPediatra. CS Federico Rubio. El Puerto de Santa María. Cádiz. España.
bMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar. Cádiz. España.

Correspondence: M García . E-mail:

Reference of this article: García Zarzuela M, García Zarzuela A. Infrequent diagnosis: bilateral Frey syndrome. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:e207-e210.

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Frey’s syndrome o auriculotemporal syndrome is an infrequent entity in pediatrics and its bilateral presentation is even rarer. The main cause in children is the use of forceps during the delivery, although sometimes there is no history of it. This syndrome consists of recurrent episodes of erythema and facial sweating in the area that is innerved by the auriculotemporal nerve, after a gustative stimulus with the intake of different food, mainly acidic foods. Sometimes, it can be mistaken for a food allergy, for this reason, it is important to know this entity and to decrease the number of complementary tests and referrals to specialized units. A treatment isn’t necessary, and the family must be properly informed for their tranquillity. We are going to present a case of bilateral Frey’s Syndrome with no history of obstetric traumatism.


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