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Bell's palsy: different doctor, different care?

08:00 EDT 16th August 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Bell's palsy: different doctor, different care?"

To compare the diagnostic work-up and treatment strategy of Bell's palsy by: general practitioners (GPs); ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists; and neurologists in the Netherlands.

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Name: Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
ISSN: 1876-8784
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Recurrent clonic contraction of facial muscles, restricted to one side. It may occur as a manifestation of compressive lesions involving the seventh cranial nerve (FACIAL NERVE DISEASES), during recovery from BELL PALSY, or in association with other disorders. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1378)

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