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Facial paralisis

E Zapater Latorre, A Castillo Ruiz, J R Alba García, M Armengot Carceller, J Sancho Rieger, J Basterra Alegría
Simultaneous bilateral facial paralisis (SBFP) occurs in 0.3-2% of all facial paralisis. We report a case of SBFP in association with Lyme disease. A review of literature about SBFP is made, studing specially the one caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. We present a diagnostic guideline of SBFP. Suspect diagnosis of Lyme disease is based on clinical and epidemiological criteria. Culture isolation of this bacteria is difficult, therefore serologic testing is required. Neuroborreliosis treatment is intravenous Ceftriaxone or Cefotaxime...
2004: Anales Otorrinolaringológicos Ibero-americanos
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