Facial paralysis in Lyme disease.

  title={Facial paralysis in Lyme disease.},
  author={Jonathan Robert Clark and R. D. Carlson and Clarence T Sasaki and Andrew R. Pachner and Allen C. Steere},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={95 11},
Lyme disease is a multisystemic illness caused by a tick-borne spirochete. Once considered unique to the Connecticut coastline, thousands of cases are now documented throughout the United States, northern Europe, and Australia. Unilateral and bilateral facial paralysis may occur in up to 11% of patients with Lyme disease. This paper reviews the clinical course, distinguishing features, and outcome of 124 such palsies in 101 patients seen between 1975 and 1984. The 99.2% spontaneous recovery… CONTINUE READING

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