Keywords: Bell's palsy, facial palsy, Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (PubMed Search)
Bottom Line: In a Lyme-endemic area, the incidence of positive Lyme tests and Bell’s palsy are highest in the Lyme months. This seasonal variation may help guide the management of patients with Bell’s palsy.
Pacheco A, Rutler O, Valenzuela I, Feldman D, Eskin B, Allegra JR. Positive tests for Lyme disease and emergency department visits for Bell’s Palsy patients. J Emerg Med. 2020;59(6):820-827.
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