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Write-up: 2 months following vaccine administration patient developed Bell''s Palsy. Treated with Valtrex and prednisone. 7/26/07 Received call from pcp w/additional patient information. States Lyme test initially reported as neg has now been determined to be positive. Feels Bells palsy secondary to Lymes disease & not related to vaccine. 8/31/07 Reviewed pcp medical records which included vax records & corrected vax info. VAERS database updated w/same. Office note of 4/4/07 reveals patient healthy on day of vax, only concern was acne. Returned on 6/7/07 w/left side facial weakness x 4 days. Unable to lift left eyebrow or close left eye. Unable to smile on left side. Tx w/antiviral & prednisone, eye drops & eye patch at night. Returned 6/26/07. Lyme titers had returned (+). Facial numbness & weakness had improved. Smile remained slightly asymmetrical but able to lift eyebrow & squeeze eyes shut. Tx w/antibiotics & received 2nd dose Gardisil. Returned 7/24/07. Had completed meds & symptoms had improved & smile now symmetrical. FINAL DX: Bell''s Palsy secondary to Lyme''s disease.
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