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2020

ANUÁRIO DO HOSPITAL
DONA ESTEFÂNIA

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BILATERAL FACIAL PALSY: A FORM OF NEUROBORRELIOSIS PRESENTATION IN PAEDIATRIC AGE

Telma Francisco1, Marília Marques1, José Pedro Vieira2, Maria João Brito3

1 Department of Pediatrics, 2 Department of Neurology, 3 Department of Infecciology, Hospital Dona Estefânia, CHLC, Lisboa, Portugal

BMJ Case Rep 2013. doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-008060

SUMMARY
Bilateral facial palsy (BFP) is a very uncommon entity, particularly in the paediatric age group. Despite its several aetiologies, neuroborreliosis should be suspected, especially in children from endemic areas presenting with acute neurological disease of unknown cause. We present two cases of BFPs as the presenting forms of neuroborreliosis.