Saturday, March 10, 2007

VizD Answer 3/10/2007

Congratulations to Jason, he was the first person to submit the correct answer to this week's VizD.

To view Jason's answers, click here and go to the comments link.

Jason is the winner of $5.

A 41-year-old man presents to your ED complaining of a right-sided facial droop and the inability to close his right eye. The symptoms developed 2 days ago. He is otherwise healthy.

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1. This presentation is secondary to a problem of the central or peripheral nervous system?
2. Name 3 conditions that are associated with recurrent or bilateral facial palsy?
3. True or False --if left untreated, approximately 70% of patients recover completely

1. Peripheral (Sparing of forehead is seen in Central lesions)
2. 1) myasthenia gravis 2) lymphoma 3) sarcoidosis 4) Lyme disease 5) Guillain-Barre
3. True

Questions and Answers derived from the article, Bell's Palsy, from the NEJM

The next VizD will be posted on Monday March 12th

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1 comment:

Adam said...

Jason, please send an email to so that we can arrange receipt of your $5.