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Vol. 26 - Num. 101

Clinical Reviews

Facial palsy, the importance of taking a good medical history

Alicia Gaitero Péreza, Carmen Martínez del Ríob, Paula Cabrera Cascajeroa, Marta Illán Ramosb, Arantxa Berzosa Sánchezb, José Tomás Ramos Amadorc

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Clínico San Carlos. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Clínico San Carlos. Madrid. España.
cServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Clínico San Carlos. Madrid. IdISSC. Departamento de Salud Pública y Materno-infantil. Universidad Complutense. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: A Gaitero. E-mail: aligaitero@hotmail.com

Reference of this article: Gaitero Pérez A, Martínez del Río C, Cabrera Cascajero P, Illán Ramos M, Berzosa Sánchez A, Ramos Amador JT. Facial palsy, the importance of taking a good medical history. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2024;26:65-9. https://doi.org/10.60147/a9dab015

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Abstract

Facial palsy poses a wide differential diagnosis in pediatrics, especially when it is accompanied by symptoms that make it doubtful whether Bell's palsy is present. It is essential to perform a correct anamnesis to rule out diagnoses that require early detection and treatment to improve the prognosis. Lyme disease (EL) is one of the possible causes of facial palsy, having been seldom described in children in Spain. We present the case of an 11-years-old male with diagnosis of facial palsy associated with B. burgdorferi infection with favorable evolution after treatment with doxycycline.

Keywords

Facial palsy Lyme disease Neuroborreliosis

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