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Peripheral facial paralysis as presenting symptom of COVID-19 in a pregnant woman

Abstract

Acute facial nerve disease leading to peripheral facial paralysis is commonly associated with viral infections. COVID-19 may be a potential cause of peripheral facial paralysis and neurological symptoms could be the first and only manifestation of the disease. We report a case of a term pregnancy diagnosed with COVID-19 after presenting with isolated peripheral facial palsy.

  • peripheral nerve disease
  • pregnancy
  • infectious diseases

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