An Asymmetrical Situation: Bell's Palsy
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- Discuss the multi-factorial nature of diagnosing and treating what may appear to be an isolated condition.
- Identify signs and symptoms of the primary condition.
- Develop a differential diagnosis related to the patient’s presentation.
- Identify treatment options based on the final diagnosis.
Donald Matz, PhD
Chairperson, Department of Anatomy, Des Moines University
Joel Rand, MPAS, PA-C
Chairperson, Physician Assistant Program, Des Moines University
Relevant to the content of this CME activity, the speakers indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to disclose.
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