Bell's Palsy in a 75-Year-Old Woman
September 14, 2005
For 36 hours, a 75-year-old woman had experienced weakness of the right side of the face. She was unable to close the right eye and drooled from the right side of the mouth. There was no weakness, numbness, or tingling of the extremities. The patient's medications included insulin for type 2 diabetes, furosemide and spironolactone for hypertension, aspirin, alendronate, calcium, vitamin D, and tramadol for occasional pain from osteoarthritis.