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January 1985

Lyme Disease: A Cause of Bilateral Facial Paralysis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis (Dr Glasscock); the Department of Surgery (Otology and Neurotology), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Dr Glasscock); the Otology Group PC (Drs Glasscock, Pensak, and Gulya), Nashville; New York University School of Medicine and Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York (Dr Baker). Dr Pensak is now with the University of Cincinnati, and Dr Gulya is now with George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(1):47-49. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800030081011

• Recently we had the opportunity of treating a boy from the northeastern region of the United States in whom bilateral facial palsies developed. After obtaining a detailed history and performing a thorough physical examination, the findings suggested Lyme disease. We herein discuss our evaluation and treatment of this child as well as review the otolaryngologic manifestations of this rare disease.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:47-49)

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