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Bell's Palsy

Preliminary Diagnosis: Bell's Palsy I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? MRI of the brain with contrast, 7th cranial nerve protocol II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of Bell's palsy. Advantages Can define and characterize the 7th cranial nerve from the brainstem throught the parotid in all three…

Amebiasis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has amebiasis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Amebiasis is caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. The most common symptom of infection is diarrhea. Dysentery can also develop. Abdominal pain or cough can be symptoms if there is a liver abscess,…