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Simultaneous Bilateral Bell’s palsy in a Nigerian man

LF Owolabi, F Zayyad


Bilateral Bellfs palsy occurring simultaneously is exceedingly rare. We report a case of a 27.year.old Nigerian man with bilateral Bellfs palsy, that occurred simultaneously, who had remarkable response to steroid and physiotherapy. We emphasized the importance of considering Bellfs palsy and the various differential diagnoses in all cases presenting with bilateral facial muscle paralysis.

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