Bilateral bell’s palsy in a young female: a rare case report

Kumar, Mathangi and Acharya, Shruthi and Vineetha, Ravindranath and Pai, Keerthilatha M (2021) Bilateral bell’s palsy in a young female: a rare case report. Medicine and Pharmacy Reports, 94 (1). 118 -120. ISSN 2668-0572

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Abstract

Bell’s palsy is described as a type of facial paralysis, which is unilateral in 70% of the cases. Bell’s palsy accounts for about 23% of bilateral facial paralysis. Here, we present a rare case of bilateral Bell’s palsy in a 15-year-old female who developed sudden facial weakness with no associated symptoms. The patient was subjected to thorough clinical, laboratory, and necessary radiological investigations. As there was no conclusive evidence from any of the investigations, this could be a case of idiopathic bilateral Bell’s palsy. This is the first ever case of bilateral Bell’s palsy in a young female which has been reported in the Indian population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facial palsy, pediatric, idiopathic, Lyme disease, facial pain.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 10:31
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 10:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156552

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