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Ultrasonography for the diagnosis of Lyme disease in cases of acute facial paralysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1573949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasonography of the parotid gland was introduced in 1989 as part of the diagnostic protocol of every patient treated in our clinics with acute facial paralysis. Ten of 50 patients so tested were found to have unilateral nonpalpable enlarged lymph nodes in the caudal portion of the parotid gland around the stylomastoid foramen. All 10 patients were eventually diagnosed as having Lyme disease. It is suggested that in patients with acute facial paralysis, ultrasonography is an inexpensive tool to improve diagnosis of Lyme disease and may have a more useful purpose in monitoring therapy.
W J Mann; R G Amedee; J Schreiber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-04     Completed Date:  1992-06-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Mainz, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Facial Paralysis / etiology*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Lyme Disease / complications*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Lymph Nodes / ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Parotid Gland / ultrasonography
Time Factors

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