Bell's palsy associated with linezolid therapy: case report and review of neuropathic adverse events.

@article{Thai2006BellsPA,
  title={Bell's palsy associated with linezolid therapy: case report and review of neuropathic adverse events.},
  author={Xia C Thai and Lou Ann Bruno-Murtha},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={1183-9}
}
Bell's palsy is one of the most common neurologic disorders affecting the seventh cranial nerve. Several disease states have been associated with facial paralysis. Drugs, however, have been rarely implicated as an etiology. We describe a 49-year-old man who developed peripheral facial paralysis after 3 weeks of linezolid therapy, along with recurrence of symptoms on rechallenge. He had insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and a longstanding history of bilateral diabetes-related foot problems… CONTINUE READING