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Idiopathic facial nerve paralysis (Bell's palsy) in late pregnancy and the early puerperium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3808518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe seven patients with idiopathic facial (VII) nerve palsy commencing primarily in late pregnancy or in the immediate postpartum period. One patient had recurrent Bell's palsy in three consecutive pregnancies. Three women developed bilateral palsy. The occurrence of such otherwise rare manifestations of Bell's palsy supports the suggestion that physiologic changes occurring in late pregnancy or the immediate puerperium predispose to Bell's palsy.
J A McGregor; A Guberman; J Amer; R Goodlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-17     Completed Date:  1987-03-17     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Facial Paralysis / physiopathology*
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Puerperal Disorders / physiopathology*

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