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Recurrent Bell's palsy in a young woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18946598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bell's palsy is a benign lower motor neuron facial nerve disorder. It is almost always unilateral. We report a 20-year-old nulliparous woman with five episodes of recurrent Bell's palsy. A review of recent medical literature revealed a paucity of case reports involving an individual with five episodes of recurrent Bell's palsy, with none found in Asian neurology medical literature. Despite the multiple episodes of Bell's palsy recurrences, the patient did not suffer much neurological sequelae from the disease.
H A Ngow; W M Wan Khairina; B B Hamidon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-23     Completed Date:  2009-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e278-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Internal Medicine Department, International Islamic University Malaysia, Faculty of Medicine, PO Box 141, Kuantan 25710, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Acyclovir / pharmacology
Bell Palsy / diagnosis*
Facial Nerve Diseases / diagnosis
Facial Paralysis / complications
Family Health
Motor Neurons / pathology
Prednisolone / pharmacology
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
50-24-8/Prednisolone; 59277-89-3/Acyclovir

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