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How can chronic Lyme disease cause Bell's palsy?

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When chronic Lyme disease affects the nerves in the face, you may get what's called Bell's palsy. The face muscles and eyelid droop on one side. Your face may feel numb. Hearing or vision can also be affected.

SOURCES:

Annals of Internal Medicine : "Lyme Disease Controversy, Use and Misuse of Language," March 5, 2002.

CDC: "Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome" and "Research Into Prolonged Treatment for Lyme Disease."

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society: "Chronic Lyme Tips."

Patel, R. , 2000. Clinical Infectious Diseases

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Illnesses."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Annals of Internal Medicine : "Lyme Disease Controversy, Use and Misuse of Language," March 5, 2002.

CDC: "Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome" and "Research Into Prolonged Treatment for Lyme Disease."

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society: "Chronic Lyme Tips."

Patel, R. , 2000. Clinical Infectious Diseases

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Illnesses."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 13, 2018

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