Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2012 Jul;55(7):449-452. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2012.55.7.449.

A Case of Bilateral Bell's Palsy with Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolayrngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea. jjsong23@gmail.com

Abstract

Bilateral facial palsy is uncommon and it accounts for 0.3-2.0% of the facial palsy cases. In contrast to unilateral facial palsy, bilateral facial palsy may occur in association with a variety of neurological, infectious, neoplastic, traumatic, metabolic or degenerative disorders. Diabetes has been associated with bilateral facial palsy. Diabetes is more common among patients with bilateral facial palsy. But the correlation between diabetics and bilateral facial palsy is unclear. Herein, we report a case of a 66 year-old woman with bilateral Bell's palsy associated with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

Keyword

Bilateral Bell's palsy; Diabetes mellitus
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