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December 16, 1933

FACIAL DIPLEGIA IN LYMPHATIC LEUKEMIA

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, N. Y.
From the Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, and the Medical Clinic of the Strong Memorial and Rochester Muncipal Hospitals.

JAMA. 1933;101(25):1941-1944. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740500021006
Abstract

Bilateral paralysis of the facial nerves is rather uncommon. It is usually associated with infections of the nervous system, such as polyneuritis and gummatous basal meningitis. A leukemic origin of the disorder is extraordinary. In view of the infrequency of leukemia as a cause of facial diplegia, we have thought it worth while to report the clinical and pathologic observations in a patient who presented this picture. We have included in this report the clinical data in two other cases of acute leukemia in which a unilateral facial paralysis occurred.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—Clinical History. 

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