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Recurrent Bell's palsy in pregnancy

Recurrent Bell's palsy in pregnancy

Journal of Laryngology and Otology 104(9): 713-714

A case of recurrent Bell's palsy occurring in two successive pregnancies in a 37-year-old woman is presented. The causes of facial nerve paralysis of the lower motor neurone type are discussed. The rate of recurrence of Bell's palsy during pregnancy is unknown. Treatment with corticosteroids of Bell's palsy during pregnancy poses the threat of possible side effects on the fetus.

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Accession: 033119333

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PMID: 2230581

DOI: 10.1017/s0022215100113714

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