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June 1982

Secondary Syphilis of the Facial Nerve

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, State University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(6):382-384. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790540054016

• A 37-year-old woman had peripheral facial palsy. It took nearly two weeks to establish the syphilitic origin. This rare disease is discussed with reference to nine cases reported in the literature since 1945. The prognosis is good with early antibiotic therapy.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:382-384)

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