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Bell Palsy Following a Minor Dermatologic Procedure

Lixia Z. Ellis, MD, PhD; Renata Prado, MD; Shayla Francis, MD; Lela A. Lee, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(2):268-269. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.2099.
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Correspondence: Dr Ellis, Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado, 1665 Aurora Ct, Mail Stop F703, Aurora, CO 80045 (lixia.ellis@ucdenver.edu).

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

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Figure. Clinical images of our patient. A, Crusted erosions on the left side of the nose, mucosa, and upper lip 1 week after a shave biopsy. B, Bell palsy affecting the left side of the face 10 days later. C, Recovery of the facial nerve function 2 weeks after treatment.




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