neurology
Movement disorders

Check for leukaemia in children with facial nerve palsy

Since leukaemia can cause facial nerve palsy, a complete blood count (CBC) with differential might be worth the effort in children presenting with acute peripheral facial palsy, Victorian clinicians have suggested. In the course of recruiting for an RCT of prednisolone in paediatric Bell’s palsy, researchers at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne identified five children ...

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