Bells palsy

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Bell's′ pal′sy

suddenly occurring paralysis that distorts one side of the face, caused by a lesion of the facial nerve.
[1855–60; after Charles Bell (1774–1842), Scottish anatomist, who first described it]
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Fearing a stroke, I was rushed to the hospital, and after an MRI ruled that out, my condition was diagnosed as Bells Palsy -- where the facial nerve is inflamed, causing loss of muscle movement.
In the present study CNS disorders like epilepsy, hemiplegia, paraplegia, quadriplegia, parkinsonism, head injury, trigeminal neuralgia and bells palsy were studied and their association with various skin disorders were noted.
The 19-year-old's book The Way I See It tells her story overcoming a range of conditions and illnesses since the age of 11 - tumours, a brain haemorrhage, Bells Palsy, stroke and subsequently becoming deaf and blind.